# 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]*

*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

*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

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

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*"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

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

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*"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

*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

*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*) (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"*