variance

  • 1 variance — [ varjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1904; de variant, p. prés. de varier, d apr. invariant, covariant 1 ♦ Sc. Nombre de conditions définissant un système physique ou chimique et que l on peut faire varier arbitrairement sans détruire l état d équilibre du… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 variance — var·i·ance / ver ē əns/ n 1: a disagreement between two documents or positions; esp: a disagreement between allegations (as in an indictment or complaint) and proof offered at trial that warrants an appropriate remedy (as a directed verdict or an …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Variance — Va ri*ance, n. [L. variantia.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation. [1913 Webster] 2. Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 variance — The phrase at variance should be followed by with, not from: • The pace at which strategy was being implemented was at variance with the quick decision making this business requires Guardian, 2006 …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 variance — mid 14c., fact of undergoing change, from O.Fr. variance, from L. variantia, from variare to change (see VARY (Cf. vary)). Meaning state of disagreement is recorded from early 15c. The U.S. zoning sense of official dispensation from a building… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 variance — ► NOUN 1) (usu. in phrase at variance with) the fact or quality of being different or inconsistent. 2) the state of disagreeing or quarrelling. 3) chiefly Law a discrepancy between two statements or documents …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 variance — [ver′ē əns, var′ē əns] n. [OFr < L variantia < L varians, prp. of variare, to VARY] 1. the quality, state, or fact of varying or being variant; a changing or tendency to change 2. degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 variance — *discord, contention, dissension, difference, strife, conflict Analogous words: difference, diversity, divergency, disparateness (see corresponding adjectives at DIFFERENT): separation, division, severing, sundering (see corresponding verbs at… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 variance — [n] difference about face*, argument, change, conflict, contention, deviation, difference of opinion, different strokes*, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discrepancy, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunity, divergence, diversity, division,… …

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  • 10 Variance — In probability theory and statistics, the variance of a random variable, probability distribution, or sample is one measure of statistical dispersion, averaging the squared distance of its possible values from the expected value (mean). Whereas… …

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  • 11 Variance — A measure of dispersion of a set of data points around their mean value. The mathematical expectation of the squared deviations from the mean. The square root of the variance is the standard deviation. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 variance — Statistical term that quantifies the dispersion of data such as rates or prices around the mean. For example, highly volatile rates are rates that are sometimes high above the mean and sometimes way below the mean. Less volatile rates are… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 variance — Civil and criminal practice. A discrepancy or disagreement between two instruments or two pleading allegations in the same cause, which should by law be entirely consonant. Thus, if the evidence adduced by the plaintiff does not agree with the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 variance — n. permission to bypass a regulation (legal) (US) 1) to grant a variance 2) to apply for a variance 3) a zoning variance disagreement 4) at variance with (a theory at variance with the facts) * * * [ ve(ə)rɪəns] [ permission to bypass a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 variance — n the mean square of deviations (or errors) of a set of observations; the sum of squared deviations (or errors) of individual observations with respect to their arithmetic mean divided by the number of observations less one (degrees of freedom);… …

    Coke&Coal Terminology

  • 16 variance — UK [ˈveərɪəns] / US [ˈverɪəns] noun Word forms variance : singular variance plural variances formal a) [uncountable] differences between two or more similar things A recent study has found wide variance in death rates nationwide. b) [countable] a …

    English dictionary

  • 17 variance — var|i|ance [ˈveəriəns US ˈver ] n 1.) be at variance (with sb/sth) formal if two people or things are at variance with each other, they do not agree or are very different ▪ Tradition and culture are often at variance with the needs of modern… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 variance — [[t]ve͟əriəns[/t]] variances 1) PHRASE: v link PHR, oft PHR with n If one thing is at variance with another, the two things seem to contradict each other. [FORMAL] Many of his statements were at variance with the facts... This idealistic concept… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 variance — dispersija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Atsitiktinių dydžių verčių sklaidos statistinė charakteristika, išreiškiama stebėtųjų verčių nuokrypių nuo jų vidurkio kvadratų suma, padalyta iš vienetu sumažinto stebėtųjų… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 20 Variance — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Variance », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) En statistique et en probabilité, variance En …

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