Variance vs. Variation

Variance vs. Variation — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Variance and Variation

Variancenoun

The state or quality of being variant or variable; variation

considerable variance in temperature across the region.

Variationnoun

The act, fact, or process of varying.

Variancenoun

Difference or inconsistency

Your behavior is at variance with your beliefs.

Variationnoun

The extent or degree to which something varies

a variation of ten pounds in weight.

Variancenoun

The state or fact of being in disagreement or in conflict

I am at variance with her over who should pay for the damage.

Variationnoun

Something different from another of the same type

told a variation of an old joke.
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Variancenoun

A discrepancy between two statements or documents, especially between the charge in a criminal indictment and the evidence presented.

Variationnoun

Magnetic declination.

Variancenoun

An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality

a zoning variance.

Variationnoun

(Biology) The existence within a species or other group of organisms of differences in form, function, or behavior, especially when hereditary.

Variancenoun

(Statistics) The square of the standard deviation.

Variationnoun

(Mathematics) A function that relates the values of one variable to those of other variables.

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Variancenoun

(Chemistry) The number of thermodynamic variables, such as temperature and pressure, required to specify a state of equilibrium of a system, given by the phase rule; the degrees of freedom of a system.

Variationnoun

A form that is an altered version of a given theme, diverging from it by melodic ornamentation and by changes in harmony, rhythm, or key.

Variancenoun

The act of varying or the state of being variable

Variationnoun

One of a series of forms based on a single theme.

Variancenoun

A difference between what is expected and what happens

Variationnoun

A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.

Variancenoun

The state of differing or being in conflict

Variationnoun

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

Variancenoun

A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents

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

(statistics) The second central moment in probability

Variationnoun

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

magnetic declination

Variancenoun

covariance and contravariance generally

Variationnoun

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

Variancenoun

an event that departs from expectations

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

discord that splits a group

Variationnoun

(genetics) The modification of a hereditary trait.

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

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

Variancenoun

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;

a growing divergence of opinion

Variationnoun

an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Variancenoun

the quality of being subject to variation

Variationnoun

an activity that varies from a norm or standard;

any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Variancenoun

an activity that varies from a norm or standard;

any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Variationnoun

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

Variationnoun

something a little different from others of the same type;

an experimental version of the night fighteran emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstonethe boy is a younger edition of his father

Variationnoun

an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard;

he patented a variation on the sandal

Variationnoun

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

Variationnoun

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

Variationnoun

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

Variationnoun

(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Variationnoun

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

who is responsible for these variations in taxation?