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Definitions and Synonyms of variance | Another word for variance | What is variance?

Definition 1: an activity that varies from a norm or standard - [noun denoting act]

Samples where variance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Synonyms for variance in the sense of this definition

(variance is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

Definition 2: an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where variance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a zoning variance

(variance is a kind of ...) an exemption from some rule or obligation

Definition 3: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where variance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a growing divergence of opinion

Synonyms for variance in the sense of this definition

(variance is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

(... is a kind of variance ) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Definition 4: the quality of being subject to variation - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for variance in the sense of this definition

(variance is a kind of ...) the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change

"the changeableness of the weather"

(... is a kind of variance ) characterized by variation

(... is a kind of variance ) variability in coloration

(... is a kind of variance ) variability attributable to individual differences

Definition 5: the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value - [noun denoting cognition]

(variance is a kind of ...) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

(... is a kind of variance ) the square root of the variance

(... is a kind of variance ) (statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means

(variance belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 6: discord that splits a group - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for variance in the sense of this definition

(variance is a kind of ...) disagreement among those expected to cooperate

Definition 7: an event that departs from expectations - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for variance in the sense of this definition

(variance is a kind of ...) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

"the deviation from the mean"

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