Variance

Definition of Variance

Va´ri`ance
n.1.The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
2.Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
That which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance.
- Shak.
3.(Law) A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, - as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.
4.(Statistics) The expected value of the square of the deviation from the mean of a randomly distributed variable; the second moment about the mean. This is also the square of the standard deviation.
At variance
in disagreement; in a state of dissension or controversy; at enmity.
- Milton.

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