English Online Dictionary. What means variance? What does variance mean?
From Middle English variance, variaunce, from Old French variance or directly from Anglo-Latin variaunce, veriaunce, wariaunce; all from Latin variantia.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈvæɹi.ənts/ (Mary–marry–merry distinction)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɛɹi.ənts/ (Mary–marry–merry merger)
variance (countable and uncountable, plural variances)
- The act of varying or the state of being variable
- A difference between what is expected and what happens
- The state of differing or being in conflict
- A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents
- (statistics) The second central moment in probability
- (computing, programming) covariance and contravariance generally
From Latin variantia.
- IPA(key): /va.ʁjɑ̃s/
- Rhymes: -ɑ̃s
variance f (plural variances)
- “variance” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).