- 1The fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent: her light tone was at variance with her sudden tremblingMore example sentences
- Often Bollywood heroes are larger than life and their leadership qualities are totally at variance with reality.
- In fact, the conclusion of our study is at variance with their assertion.
- But it turned out worse than that: the 200 submissions were later judged to be totally at variance with the findings of the RAF's own Board of Inquiry into the accident.
- 1.1The state or fact of disagreeing or quarreling: they were at variance with all their previous alliesMore example sentences
- The figures were at variance with the Irish Hospitality Industry Alliance, which said up to 65,000 jobs would be lost if the blanket ban was introduced.
- Clearly at variance with his boss, he can see no basis on which Britain should join the euro.
- Last but not least, try not to be at variance with anyone.
- 1.3 Law An official dispensation from a rule or regulation, typically a building regulation.More example sentences
- It happens when a newspaper needs something from government officials - a zoning variance, a broadcast license renewal.
- It needed variances because the building codes were set up for either residential or hotels, not both.
- In New York's Chrysler Building, a code variance was required from the fire department to locate the control panel in a room off the lobby rather than beside the elevators.
- 1.4 Statistics A quantity equal to the square of the standard deviation.More 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.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin variantia 'difference', from the verb variare (see vary).