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variance

Pronunciation: /ˈveriəns; ˈveəriəns/

Translation of variance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • discrepancia (feminine), desacuerdo (masculine); (in statistics) varianza (feminine) to be at variance with sth no estar* de acuerdo con algo, discrepar de algo to be at variance with sb estar* en desacuerdo con algn, discrepar con or de algn
    Example sentences
    • In finance, most of the measures we use come straight from statistics - standard deviation, expected value, variance.
    • The method allowed him to investigate the independence of the sample mean and sample variance in certain cases.
    • A statistical test for significance of the regression coefficient requires its variance.

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