toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

variance
used in Middlemarch

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
difference
The exact meaning of variance is subject to its context. For example:
  • "There is a huge variance in how people respond to the medication." — difference
  • "50% of the variance is explained by genetics." — amount of difference
  • "Her speech was at variance with her actions." — different than
  • "Her speech was at variance from others." — different from
  • "Their main points of variance..." — difference
  • "There is little variance in quality." — difference between similar things
  • Some motive beneath the surface had been needed to account for Will's sudden change of in rejecting Mr. Casaubon's aid and quitting his travels; and this defiant determination to fix himself in the neighborhood by taking up something so much at variance with his former choice as Mr. Brooke's Middlemarch projects, revealed clearly enough that the undeclared motive had relation to Dorothea.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (51% in)

There are no more uses of "variance" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®