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at variance (with)

In disagreement (with someone or something). We're doing the experiment again because our results are at variance. Our fact-checker found that the witness's story was completely at variance with what the reporter had written.
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at variance

Differing, discrepant; also, in a state of conflict. For example, John's and Mary's answers are at variance means that their answers do not agree, or John was at variance with his in-laws means that he strongly disagreed or quarreled with them. [Early 1500s]
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at ˈvariance (with somebody/something)

(formal) disagreeing with or opposing somebody/something: These conclusions are totally at variance with the evidence.
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We are excited to provide liquidity in the new EURO STOXX 50 variance futures.
Patel will be able to bring back exactly the same plan and ask for the same variance without having to wait two years to do so.
For example, in Exhibit 3, students set the standards per unit for materials at two pounds at $7 per pound and then stated that 1,800 pounds of materials were used to produce four units such that the Materials Quantity Variance was
So you should have seen that volume variance coming, and some of it may disappear on its own
Total planning variance for ingredient A Original standard cost: 9,000 units x 4kg x $25/kg $900,000 Revised standard cost: 9,000 units x 4kg x $23/kg $828,000 Planning variance $72,000 (F)
The simple nonparametric methods, which use a stricter definition of transitory income, attribute the vast majority of the variance to the broadly defined persistent income component.
Employers can request a variance for many reasons, including not being able to fully comply on time with a new safety or health standard because of a shortage of personnel, materials, or equipment.
FTSE said that it has combined its index and analytics expertise to develop the new FTSE Global Minimum Variance Index Series.
But economists have also long been interested in inequality from a longitudinal perspective, examining the longitudinal variability of personal incomes over time, and the extent to which the cross-sectional dispersion of income represents differences between individuals that are long-lasting ('permanent') or transitory--a variance components approach that dates back to at least Milton Friedman.
Unfortunately, we won't be able to look at every possible type of operating variance, but we'll look at some of the most important examples and discuss their implications.
The dynamic nature of the volatility is generally modeled by making use of the Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) class of models (Engle, 1982 and Bollerslev, 1986) by specifying the conditional mean and conditional variance equations, which are potentially helpful in forecasting the future volatility of asset prices.
Approval was granted for a minor variance for Sean Bredin at 519 Blue Lake Rd.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana held that the requirement that there be some condition peculiar to the property for a zoning variance must involve specific features of the property and not the owner's desired use of the property.