variance
has definitions from the fields of mathematics,statistics


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[ noun ] the quality of being subject to variation
Synonyms Related terms invariability invariability changeableness variegation variedness 
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[ noun ] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
Synonyms Examples "a growing divergence of opinion" Related terms 
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[ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
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[ noun ] an event that departs from expectations
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[ noun ] an activity that varies from a norm or standard
Synonyms Examples "any variation in his routine was immediately reported" Related terms 
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