# variance

**IPA:** vˈɛriʌns

### noun

- The act of varying or the state of being variable.
- A difference between what is expected and what is observed; deviation.
- The state of differing or being in conflict.
- An official permit to do something that is ordinarily forbidden by regulations.
- (law) A discrepancy between two legal documents.
- (law) A departure from a cause of action originally in a complaint.
- (statistics) The second central moment in probability.
- (physics, chemistry, biology) The number of degrees of freedom in a system.
- (computing, programming) Covariance and contravariance generally.

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# Examples of "variance" in Sentences

- There is a variance in species of animals.
- The more tests you do, the less the variance.
- It gives the estimation of the variance terms.
- The caption to the first picture says that the variance is 2.
- Specifically, the formula is missing the sum of the variances.
- Multiple regression and the analysis of variance and covariance.
- For an unbiased estimator, the MSE and the variance are the same.
- If an exception or variance is needed, then the rules need changing.
- The description of the Greek economy is at total variance with the facts.
- The hypothesis would assert that substantial local variance is deliberate.
- Looking at the bottom graph, it appears the variance is a bit less than 5%.
- There is some variance on the height of the stick in preference of the player.
- Another factor could be the difference in variance in talents within the genders.
- It may be prudent to consider the variance in preclusive effect of decisions from different fora.
- And you don't have to assume any large difference in variance between the male and female population's abilities.
- The Planning Board can not do that, any variance from the rules would have to come through the ZBA, but would probably be hard to get.
- Perhaps the matter in variance is a secret, not fit to be divulged to any, much less to be brought upon the stage before the country; and therefore end it privately, that it may not be discovered.
- Everywhere homosexuality and gender variance is being discriminated against; in more that 80 countries in the world, same sex relationships are criminalised and in 7 of them, death penalty can be enforced.
- The King County Health Department recently notified restaurants that the sous vide process — cooking vacuum-sealed food in water baths at low, precisely-controlled temperatures — requires a variance from the health department, as well as an approvedHazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, a detailed food safety plan more commonly seen in large-scale or industrial operations.

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