Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun variance

7 senses of variance

Sense 1
discrepancy, variance, variant -- (an event that departs from expectations)
       => deviation, divergence, departure, difference -- (a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean")

Sense 2
division, variance -- (discord that splits a group)
       => discord, dissension -- (disagreement among those expected to cooperate)

Sense 3
variance -- (the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value)
       => moment -- (the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value)

Sense 4
discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance -- (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion")
       => difference -- (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock")

Sense 5
variability, variableness, variance -- (the quality of being subject to variation)
       => changeableness, changeability -- (the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather")

Sense 6
variance -- (an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation); "a zoning variance")
       => dispensation -- (an exemption from some rule or obligation)

Sense 7
variation, variance -- (an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

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