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variance meaning and definition

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Definition of variance (noun)

  1. an event that departs from expectations
  2. discord that splits a group
  3. the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
  4. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
  5. the quality of being subject to variation
  6. an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)
    • "a zoning variance"
  7. an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    • "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
    • synonyms: variation
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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