variance


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Synonyms for variance

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an event that departs from expectations

discord that splits a group

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the second moment around the mean

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

the quality of being subject to variation

an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)

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an activity that varies from a norm or standard

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References in classic literature ?
In a worldly view, he had nothing to gain by being on terms with Sir Walter; nothing to risk by a state of variance.
But she made no such suggestion; she only stood there with a dim, though not a languid smile, and with an effect of irresponsible, incompetent youth which was almost comically at variance with the faded facts of her person.
She gave me her hand, and its deadly coldness, so at variance with the enforced composure of her features, deepened the fascination that overpowered me.
But that the legislator himself did not expect to make all his citizens honourable and completely virtuous is evident from this, that he distrusts them as not being good men; for he sent those upon the same embassy that were at variance with each other; and thought, that in the dispute of the kings the safety of the state consisted.
Firmly resolved, after putting his affairs in order in the regiment, to retire from the army and return and marry Sonya, Nicholas, serious, sorrowful, and at variance with his parents, but, as it seemed to him, passionately in love, left at the beginning of January to rejoin his regiment.
He spoke with childish arrogance strangely at variance with the subservient position he occupied beneath the veranda.
The merry lilt with which he had invested the jingle was at variance with the dejection that came into his face as he finished.
Is that wretched woman doomed to set us at variance every time we meet
They were all similarly at variance in their descriptions of the figures themselves.
How good of you, I said; but I should like to know also whether injustice, having this tendency to arouse hatred, wherever existing, among slaves or among freemen, will not make them hate one another and set them at variance and render them incapable of common action?
He was in an intermediate state between sleeping and waking; at variance with himself, with his company, with the country, and with the government.
I was interested as to which quatrain he would like best, and was not surprised when he hit upon the one born of an instant's irritability, and quite at variance with the Persian's complacent philosophy and genial code of life:
And because it requireth elevation, therefore doth it require steps, and variance of steps and climbers
I had never in the whole of my previous experience found my duty and my inclination so painfully and so unaccountably at variance as I found them now.
Whenever she and her husband were at unusual variance, then the Protestant Manual was in high feather.