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**set on**— Synonyms and related words: abet, aching for, aggravate, agitate, alienate, ambush, arouse, assail, assault, attack, bed on, bent on, blitz, blow the coals, bottom on, build on, bushwhack, come at, come between, come down on, crack down on, crazy … Moby Thesaurus**set against**— Synonyms and related words: aggravate, alienate, antagonize, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, embitter, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, fan the flame, heat up, infuriate, irritate, light the fuse, madden, make trouble, pit against,… … Moby Thesaurus**variance**— [ varjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1904; de variant, p. prés. de varier, d apr. invariant, covariant 1 ♦ Sc. Nombre de conditions définissant un système physique ou chimique et que l on peut faire varier arbitrairement sans détruire l état d équilibre du… … Encyclopédie Universelle**variance**— var·i·ance / ver ē əns/ n 1: a disagreement between two documents or positions; esp: a disagreement between allegations (as in an indictment or complaint) and proof offered at trial that warrants an appropriate remedy (as a directed verdict or an … Law dictionary**Set**— (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Variance**— In probability theory and statistics, the variance of a random variable, probability distribution, or sample is one measure of statistical dispersion, averaging the squared distance of its possible values from the expected value (mean). Whereas… … Wikipedia**Variance swap**— A variance swap is an over the counter financial derivative that allows one to speculate on or hedge risks associated with the magnitude of movement, i.e. volatility, of some underlying product, like an exchange rate, interest rate, or stock… … Wikipedia**Variance (land use)**— A variance is a requested deviation from the set of rules a municipality applies to land use known as a zoning ordinance, building code or municipal code. In today’s land use approval environment a variance request can be a fatal flaw for… … Wikipedia**Variance**— A measure of dispersion of a set of data points around their mean value. The mathematical expectation of the squared deviations from the mean. The square root of the variance is the standard deviation. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * *… … Financial and business terms**variance**— Statistical term that quantifies the dispersion of data such as rates or prices around the mean. For example, highly volatile rates are rates that are sometimes high above the mean and sometimes way below the mean. Less volatile rates are… … Financial and business terms