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

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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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From Latin variantia.

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variance f (plural variances)

  1. variance

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