variance

variance

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English

Alternative forms

  • variaunce
  • var

Etymology

From Middle English variance, variaunce, from Old French variance or directly from Anglo-Latin variaunce, veriaunce, wariaunce; all from Latin variantia.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvæɹi.ənts/ (Marymarrymerry distinction)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɛɹi.ənts/ (Marymarrymerry merger)

Noun

variance (countable and uncountable, plural variances)

  1. The act of varying or the state of being variable
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. The state of differing or being in conflict
  4. A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents
  5. (statistics) The second central moment in probability
  6. (computing, programming) covariance and contravariance generally

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Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin variantia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /va.ʁjɑ̃s/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃s

Noun

variance f (plural variances)

  1. variance

Further reading

  • “variance” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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