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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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submit a comprehensive variance analysis explaining the reasons for the variances between the budgeted collections and actual collections for each main tax item for each of the years 2015 to 2018.
The Board ruled Thursday night that the variance be approved with Department of Public Health & Environments (DDPHE) recommendations, and a shortened timeframe of 12-months versus Kiewits request for the variance to continue through the completion of the Central 70 Project, which is estimated to be complete in late 2022.
The huge loss, according to the 2019 Variance Report for the period ended April 30, 2019, was against a budgeted loss of GHS71.70 million.
Furthermore, MP Keorapetse required to know what the travel budget for external trips in the years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 for the Authority was and what was the compliance or variance to it.
In February 2012, the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Zoning Adjustment (the "KC-BZA") denied the request for a variance (5) submitted by Antioch Community Church (the "Church") concerning a digital display the Church installed as an update within its existing monument sign.
The results revealed a 2.5 variance in how long it takes them to do the same thing.
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These concerns reflect perceptions of high variance in educational attainment both across and within schools, even when accounting for the quality of pupil intake.
The article is organized as follows: in Section 2, the theoretical basis and implementation process of the Allan variance and DAVAR are presented.
So for the above two scores equal variances figures will hold true and vice versa in other cases.
Repeatability model assuming homogeneity of variance and the equal genetic correlation between lactations.
Sometimes we are interested in knowing the variance of the estimates of the parameters of the signal detection theory (SDT; Green & Swets, 1966; MacMillan & Creelman, 2005; Wickens, 2001).