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Variance meaning

variance - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
  2. 2. Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
  3. 3. An exception to a zoning ordinance, usually granted by a local government. For example, if you own an oddly shaped lot that could not accommodate a home in accordance with your city's setback requirement, you could apply at the appropriate office for a variance allowing you to build closer to a boundary line.
  4. 4. A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, - as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.
  5. 5. Disagreement; dispute.

variance - examples of usage

  1. These wet days, forcing him unwillingly to stay within doors, send him to his books and accounts, and they tell a story somewhat at variance with the prevalent belief that dairy- farming is the only branch of farming that is still profitable. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. In as stately a manner as that of the werowance- so at variance with his appearance- and with the best words at his command, he spoke his thanks. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. The principle comes to consciousness only as a power to check or restrain acts that are at variance with it. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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