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variance
used in War and Peace

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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
  • Firmly resolved, after putting his affairs in order in the regiment, to retire from the army and return and marry Sonya, Nicholas, serious, sorrowful, and at variance with his parents, but, as it seemed to him, passionately in love, left at the beginning of January to rejoin his regiment.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (98% in)
  • He not only did not renounce them subsequently, but when he was in doubt or inwardly at variance, he referred to the views he had held at this time of his madness and they always proved correct.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "variance" in War and Peace.

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