variance
1. [ noun ] the quality of being subject to variation
Synonyms: variability variableness
Related terms: invariability invariability changeableness variegation variedness
2. [ noun ] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
Synonyms: discrepancy disagreement divergence
Examples:

"a growing divergence of opinion"

Related terms: difference difference allowance
3. [ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
Related terms: moment standard_deviation covariance statistics
4. [ noun ] discord that splits a group
Synonyms: division
Related terms: discord
5. [ noun ] an event that departs from expectations
Synonyms: discrepancy variant
Related terms: deviation deviate
6. [ noun ] an activity that varies from a norm or standard
Synonyms: variation
Examples:

"any variation in his routine was immediately reported"

Related terms: activity radioactivity deviate
Similar spelling:   Varanus