Well, it suggests that college is to some extent a lottery; the averages are concealing a lot of variance.
But we should remember that the economy explains the large majority of the variance in political trust and approval.
But that conceals a great deal of variance in the outcomes: for some people, the expense isnt' worth it at all.
And increased coverage explained 88% of the variance in death rate— an extremely strong correlation.
This was, indeed, the turning point of his life, and it developed a policy utterly at variance with his ultimate views.
One half of the nation is always at variance with the other half.
Mile after mile the character of the stream showed no variance.
Monti and Foscolo, although at variance with each other, were kind to me.
You would each be more tranquil in mind if you were not at variance with morality and the laws.
But is not this at variance with the teaching of Scripture and the experience of the saints?
mid-14c., "fact of undergoing change," from Old French variance, from Latin variantia, from variare "to change" (see vary). Meaning "state of disagreement" is recorded from early 15c. The U.S. zoning sense of "official dispensation from a building regulation" is recorded from 1925.
variance var·i·ance (vâr'ē-əns, vār'-)
The state or quality of being variant or variable; a variation.
The state or fact of differing or of being in conflict.
The square of the standard deviation.