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  Definition of variance
  1. an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
  2. the quality of being subject to variation
  3. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
  4. the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
  5. discord that splits a group
  6. an event that departs from expectations
Similar Words: variation, variability, variableness, discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, division, variant

 

Hyponyms: variedness, variegation, allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance, standard deviation, covariance

 

Derivational Morphology: deviate, vary, diverge, depart

 

 
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