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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 var·i·ance /ˈvɛriən(t)s, ˈvær-/

From: Network Terminology

 變異數 方差

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ri·ance n.
 1. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
 2. Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
    That which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance.   --Shak.
 3. Law A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, -- as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.
 At variance, in disagreement; in a state of dissension or controversy; at enmity.  “What cause brought him so soon at variance with himself?”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an event that departs from expectations [syn: discrepancy,
      2: discord that splits a group [syn: division]
      3: the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the
         square of the deviations of a random variable from its
         mean value
      4: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or
         opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion" [syn: discrepancy,
          disagreement, divergence]
      5: the quality of being subject to variation [syn: variability,
          variableness] [ant: invariability, invariability]
      6: an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any
         variation in his routine was immediately reported" [syn: variation]