# variance

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## variance

1. a difference or discrepancy between two steps in a legal proceeding, esp between a statement in a pleading and the evidence given to support it
2. (in the US and Canada) a licence or authority issued by the board of variance to contravene the usual rule, esp to build contrary to the provision of a zoning code
3. Chem the number of degrees of freedom of a system, used in the phase rule

## Variance

The waiving of a zoning restriction, such as the width of a side yard, for a particular site, typically approved by a Board of Zoning Adjustments, or similar body upon appeal by an owner for hardship reasons.

## variance

see MEASURES OF DISPERSION.

## variance

[′ver·ē·əns]
(statistics)
The square of the standard deviation.

## variance

A written authorization, from the responsible agency, permitting construction in a manner which is not allowed by code or other regulations.
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A total of ten models including repeatability and different RRMs with various orders of Legendre Polynomials for additive and permanent environment effects and residual variance structure were fitted.
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There are no estimators available that utilizes the auxiliary variable to estimate population variance of the rare and clustered population.
sAM: direct-maternal additive genetic covariance s2C: maternal permanent environmental variance s2E: residual variance
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Wednesday night, after the Zoning Board of Appeals allowed him to withdraw his variance application without prejudice, Mr.
Also shown are the following two reminders to the students: (1) in standard costing variance calculations, the mathematical sign in the answer is dropped and it is replaced with either a Favorable designator (if the actual cost is less than standard) or an Unfavorable designator (if the actual cost is greater than standard) and (2) the Standard Quantity is the standard for one unit times the actual number of units produced (for example, the standard quantity for materials in Exhibit 1 is three pounds times 120 units).
SOME EQUIPMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED A VARIANCE BECAUSE THE SERVICE IS CONSIDERED TOO CRITICAL.
Manufacturing companies typically report two measures related to capacity costs: the fixed overhead volume variance and fixed overhead spending variance.

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