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Variance vs. Variation

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Variancenoun

The act of varying or the state of being variable

Variationnoun

The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing

Variancenoun

A difference between what is expected and what happens

Variationnoun

A related but distinct thing.

‘When the process didn't work, we tried a variation.’; ‘All of his soups are variations on a single recipe.’;

Variancenoun

The state of differing or being in conflict

Variationnoun

(nautical) The angular difference at the vessel between the direction of true north and magnetic north.

‘magnetic declination’;

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Variancenoun

A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents

Variationnoun

(board games) A line of play that differs from the original.

Variancenoun

(statistics) The second central moment in probability

Variationnoun

(music) A technique where material is repeated with alterations to the melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, counterpoint or orchestration; but with some invariant characteristic, e.g. a ground bass.

Variancenoun

covariance and contravariance generally

Variationnoun

(genetics) The modification of a hereditary trait.

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Variancenoun

The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.

Variationnoun

(astronomy) Deviation from the mean orbit of a heavenly body.

Variancenoun

Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.

‘That which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance.’;

Variationnoun

The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alteration; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.

‘The essences of things are conceived not capable of any such variation.’;

Variancenoun

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.

Variationnoun

Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change.

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Variancenoun

The expected value of the square of the deviation from the mean of a randomly distributed variable; the second moment about the mean. This is also the square of the standard deviation.

Variationnoun

Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc.

Variancenoun

an event that departs from expectations

Variationnoun

Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity.

Variancenoun

discord that splits a group

Variationnoun

One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together.

Variancenoun

the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

Variationnoun

an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Variancenoun

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;

‘a growing divergence of opinion’;

Variationnoun

an activity that varies from a norm or standard;

‘any variation in his routine was immediately reported’;

Variancenoun

the quality of being subject to variation

Variationnoun

a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

Variancenoun

an activity that varies from a norm or standard;

‘any variation in his routine was immediately reported’;

Variationnoun

something a little different from others of the same type;

‘an experimental version of the night fighter’; ‘an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone’; ‘the boy is a younger edition of his father’;

Variancenoun

the fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent

‘her light tone was at variance with her sudden trembling’; ‘the stylistic variances of classical dance’;

Variationnoun

an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard;

‘he patented a variation on the sandal’;

Variancenoun

the state or fact of disagreeing or quarrelling

‘they were at variance with all their previous allies’;

Variationnoun

the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

Variancenoun

a discrepancy between two statements or documents.

Variationnoun

(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

Variancenoun

a quantity equal to the square of the standard deviation.

Variationnoun

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Variancenoun

an official dispensation from a rule or regulation, typically a building regulation.

Variationnoun

(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Variance

In probability theory and statistics, variance is the expectation of the squared deviation of a random variable from its mean. Variance is a measure of dispersion, meaning it is a measure of how far a set of numbers is spread out from their average value.

Variationnoun

the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard;

‘who is responsible for these variations in taxation?’;

Variationnoun

a change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level, typically within certain limits

‘regional variations in house prices’; ‘the figures showed marked variation from year to year’;

Variationnoun

a deviation of a celestial body from its mean orbit or motion.

Variationnoun

a change in the value of a function due to small changes in the values of its argument or arguments.

Variationnoun

the angular difference between true north and magnetic north at a particular place.

Variationnoun

the occurrence of an organism in more than one distinct colour or form.

Variationnoun

a different or distinct form or version of something

‘hurling is an Irish variation of hockey’;

Variationnoun

a version of a theme, modified in melody, rhythm, harmony, or ornamentation, so as to present it in a new but still recognizable form

‘Elgar's Enigma Variations’;

Variationnoun

a solo dance as part of a performance

‘he makes the preparation for his variation with utmost care and accuracy’;

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