how to pronounce variance


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variance is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of variance in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… explaining 5% of the variance is a very …”

meanings of variance


  1. The act of varying or the state of being variable.
  2. The state of differing or being in conflict.
  3. A departure from a cause of action originally in a complaint.
  4. The second central moment in probability.
  5. The number of degrees of freedom in a system.
  6. A difference between what is expected and what is observed; deviation.
  7. A discrepancy between two legal documents.
  8. An official permit to do something that is ordinarily forbidden by regulations.
  9. Covariance and contravariance generally.

variance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word variance occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics variance can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that variance can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with variance


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