Synonym: disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, division, variability, variableness, variant, variation. Similar words: variable, variation, agrarian, sectarian, totalitarianism, alliance, defiance, compliance. Meaning: ['verɪəns /'veər-] n. 1. an event that departs from expectations 2. discord that splits a group 3. the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value 4. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions 5. the quality of being subject to variation 6. an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation) 7. an activity that varies from a norm or standard.

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1. Jill and Sue are at

*variance*over/about their lodger.2. Tradition and culture are often at

*variance*with the needs of modern living.3. There has been some unusual

*variance*in temperature this month.4. The good in him was a constant

*variance*with the bad.5. This theory is at

*variance*with the known facts.6. These conclusions are totally at

*variance*with the evidence.7. The question of woman suffrage sets them at

*variance*.8. We had to get a

*variance*before we could build the extension on our house.9. Many of his statements were at

*variance*with the facts.10. The developer requested a

*variance*to build a shopping center on the east side of town.11. The Spirit reconciles men who were at

*variance*.12. The results are often at

*variance*with the clinical diagnosis.13. A

*variance*should prompt questions which identify areas in which cost and project control may be improved.14. We shall refer to this as the minimum

*variance*criterion.15. Differentiating the

*variance*of Y and evaluating at, this policy can he seen to reduce the coefficient of variation if.16. Before calculation of the explained

*variance*, both simulated and observed temperatures have been adjusted to have the same 1861-1900 mean.17. Survey data indicate no

*variance*in church attendance between blue- and white-collar workers.18. The Communists were at

*variance*with all their previous allies and there was room for an alternative viewpoint.19. This analysis is therefore totally at

*variance*with that of Bacon and Eltis.20. The proportion of the total

*variance*such correlations account for is of course small and their importance should be judged accordingly.21. To obtain quantitative information from the mean and

*variance*data requires the assumption of a more constrained model of the release process.22. Young people's reactions to world events are often at

*variance*with those of their parents.23. Most heavy metal fans are under 20 - this is at

*variance*with the age of the bands themselves[sentencedict.com], who are often over 40.24. As long as your interests and mine were at

*variance*I could give you no counsel on this subject.25. He uttered a string of oaths,[sentencedict.com] so oddly at

*variance*with his usual smooth and civilized manner.26. In other words just over 12 percent of the total

*variance*is still accounted for by non-market factors.27. The first principal component, carrying 50 percent of the original

*variance*, was dominated by land-cover differences in the rural area.28. There is likely to be material that is at

*variance*with your own views.29. The research examines this conclusion since it is at

*variance*with rational economic planning.30. And he measures the unpredictability of aggregate demand in the ith country by the

*variance*of.More similar words: variable, variation, agrarian, sectarian, totalitarianism, alliance, defiance, compliance, appliance, variety, avarice, various, a variety, a variety of, variegated, austrian, historian, avariciously, prevarication, triangular, the proletariat, cancel, cancer, dance, chance, stance, glance, france, dancer, penance.