The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
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.
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions. Edward Coke
CEOs hate variance. It's the enemy. Variance in customer service is bad. Variance in quality is bad. CEOs love processes that are standardized, routinized, predictable. Stamping out variance makes a complex job a bit less complex. Marcus Buckingham
Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance. Jonathan Swift
The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem, but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic. Ronald Fisher
We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source - the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous. Alfred de Vigny