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ve ree uhns

  • n  an event that departs from expectations
  • n  discord that splits a group
  • n  the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
  • n  a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
  • n  the quality of being subject to variation
  • n  an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)
    a zoning variance
  • n  an activity that varies from a norm or standard

  • That variance makes the future values of t uncertain, especially in the more distant future periods, thereby contributing to the overall uncertainty about future returns.
  • It now makes clear that the conclusions of the two cited GLSEN reports are at variance with the writer's own conclusions from studying the same statistics.
  • While Saxbe is scathingly critical of Nixon's handling of the Watergate investigation, his views are not especially at variance with those of the White House.
News & Articles

  • Zoning board denies tower variance in Bruce
    One day after a lengthy debate by the Bruce Township Planning Commission, the Bruce Township Board of Appeals denied an application by Matt Lauer of Solvaris Inc. for a variance for a wireless Internet signal tower to be put up on township property.
    June 17, 2013 - The Armada Times
  • Variance approved for chicken farm
    The Upson County Planning Commission recently granted a variance for Billy Thompson to allow for a dry stackhouse for his chicken farm located on Morgan Road. The 40x40 structure is to be used to store litter until it can be sold or used as fertilizer and the problem arose when it was discovered the placement of the building would not meet zoning requirements of a 200 feet setback from each ...
    June 16, 2013 - The Thomaston Times
  • Variance rejected for University of Scranton's $47.5m project
    The Scranton Zoning Board rejected a variance sought by the University of Scranton for a new, $47.5 million, eight-story rehabilitation center to replace Leahy Hall. The university needed sight variance because Leahy Hall, part of which is the 1907 YWCA
    June 12, 2013 - The Scranton Times-Tribune

  • Samantha Power in International Herald Tribune
    With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an adviser to the Obama campaign effective today,Power said in a statement released by the campaign. "Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated...
  • Arlen Specter in New York Times
    We have to evaluate whether you are really being forthright,Mr. Specter said. "Your characterization of your participation is significantly, if not totally, at variance with the facts."

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