variance

[ vair-ee-uh ns ]
/ ˈvɛər i əns /

noun

Idioms for variance

    at variance,
    1. (of things) in a state of difference or disagreement.
    2. (of persons) in a state of controversy or dissension: at variance with one's superiors.

Origin of variance

1300–50; Middle English < Latin variantia, equivalent to vari(āre) to vary) + -antia -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM variance

non·var·i·ance, nounself-var·i·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for at variance

variance
/ (ˈvɛərɪəns) /

noun

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Medicine definitions for at variance

variance
[ vârē-əns, văr- ]

n.

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with at variance

at variance

Differing, discrepant; also, in a state of conflict. For example, John's and Mary's answers are at variance means that their answers do not agree, or John was at variance with his in-laws means that he strongly disagreed or quarreled with them. [Early 1500s]

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