variance has definitions from the fields of mathematics,statistics
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[ noun ] the quality of being subject to variation
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[ noun ] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

Examples

"a growing divergence of opinion"

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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 ] discord that splits a group

Synonyms

division

Related terms

discord

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[ noun ] an event that departs from expectations

Synonyms

discrepancy variant

Related terms

deviation deviate

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[ noun ] an activity that varies from a norm or standard

Synonyms

variation

Examples

"any variation in his routine was immediately reported"

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