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English noun: variance

1. variance (event) an event that departs from expectations

Synonymsdiscrepancy, variant

Broader (hypernym)departure, deviation, difference, divergence

2. variance (communication) discord that splits a group


Broader (hypernym)discord, dissension

3. variance (cognition) the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

Broader (hypernym)moment

Narrower (hyponym)covariance, standard deviation

Domain categorystatistics

4. variance (attribute) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

SamplesA growing divergence of opinion.

Synonymsdisagreement, discrepancy, divergence

Broader (hypernym)difference

Narrower (hyponym)allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance

5. variance (attribute) the quality of being subject to variation

Synonymsvariability, variableness

Broader (hypernym)changeability, changeableness

Narrower (hyponym)personal equation, variedness, variegation

Antonymsinvariableness, invariance, invariability

6. variance (act) an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)

SamplesA zoning variance.

Broader (hypernym)dispensation

7. variance (act) an activity that varies from a norm or standard

SamplesAny variation in his routine was immediately reported.


Broader (hypernym)activity

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