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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Variance  \Va"ri*ance\,  n.  [L.  variantia.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  variant;  change  of 
  condition;  variation. 
  2.  Difference  that  produce  dispute  or  controversy; 
  disagreement;  dissension;  discord;  dispute;  quarrel. 
  That  which  is  the  strength  of  their  amity  shall 
  prove  the  immediate  author  of  their  variance. 
  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.  --Bouvier. 
  {A  variance},  in  disagreement;  in  a  state  of  dissension  or 
  controversy;  at  enmity.  ``What  cause  brought  him  so  soon 
  at  variance  with  himself?''  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  event  that  departs  from  expectations  [syn:  {discrepancy}, 
  2:  discord  that  splits  a  group  [syn:  {division}] 
  3:  the  second  moment  around  the  mean  the  expected  value  of  the 
  square  of  the  deviations  of  a  random  variable  from  its 
  mean  value 
  4:  a  difference  between  conflicting  facts  or  claims  or 
  opinions;  "a  growing  divergence  of  opinion"  [syn:  {discrepancy}, 
  {disagreement},  {divergence}] 
  5:  the  quality  of  being  subject  to  variation  [syn:  {variability}, 
  {variableness}]  [ant:  {invariability},  {invariability}] 
  6:  an  activity  that  varies  from  a  norm  or  standard;  "any 
  variation  in  his  routine  was  immediately  reported"  [syn:  {variation}] 

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