# variance

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**variance**— 1. The state of being variable, different, divergent, or deviate; a degree of deviation. 2. A measure of the variation shown by a set of observations, defined as the sum of squares of deviations from the mean, divided by the number of degrees of… …82

**variance**— The square of the standard deviation [16] …83

**variance**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. change, alteration; difference, disagreement, discord;jarring, dissension; variation, unconformity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. change, fluctuations, deviation, modification, oscillation, mutation,… …84

**variance**— See causal modelling ; sequence analysis ; variation (statistical) …85

**variance**— A measure of the variation around the central class of a distribution; the average squared deviation of the observation from their mean value …86

**variance**— varÂ·iÂ·ance || verÉªÉ™ns / veÉ™r n. act or instance of variation; divergence; discrepancy, strife, discord …87

**variance**— n. 1. Alteration, change of condition. 2. Disagreement, difference, discord, dissension, jarring, strife. 3. (Law.) Variation, want of conformity (as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof) …88

**variance**— In statistics, the square of the standard deviation, providing a measure of dispersion of values about a mean. See also ANOVA …89

**variance**— n 1. variability, variableness; diversity, variety, disparateness, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness. See variety(def. 1). 2. difference, differential, departure, deviation; discrepancy, disparity, incongruity, contrariety. 3. disagreement,… …90

**variance**— var·i·ance …