But we should remember that the economy explains the large majority of the variance in political trust and approval.
Well, it suggests that college is to some extent a lottery; the averages are concealing a lot of variance.
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.
We have exacted from him what is at variance with the fixed Chinese policy of ages.
Mile after mile the character of the stream showed no variance.
She and his father had been at variance from his earliest remembrance.
You would each be more tranquil in mind if you were not at variance with morality and the laws.
I have reason to curse those interests; they are for ever at variance with mine.
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.