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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


Synonymsdivision


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.


Synonymsvariation


Broader (hypernym)activity









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