**Business / Human Resources (HR) / Variance Forecasting:** A measure that utilizes a demand and availability forecast to determine whether an organization has the ability to meet future manpower needs.

**Variance Noun Synonyms**: disagreement, misunderstanding, discord, difference (of opinion), dissension, contention, dispute, dissent, controversy, quarrel, conflict, argument, debate, lack of harmony, falling out, schism, rift

**Variance Adjective Synonyms**: variation, difference, disparity, discrepancy, disagreement, deviation, inconsistency, divergence, incongruity

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Business / Finance / Variance: Loan made at an interest rate that fluctuates depending on a base interest rate, such as the prime rate or LIBOR. MORE

Business / Finance / Standard Costs Plus Variances: A target or average cost that can be used either to value inventory or as a basis of comparison with actual costs. Standard costs can often be used to calculate cost of sales, in which case standard c MORE

Business / Finance / Serial Covariance: The covariance between a variable and the lagged value of the variable; the same as autocorrelation. MORE

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Variance Forecasting: A measure that utilizes a demand and availability forecast to determine whether an organization has the ability to meet future manpower needs. MORE

Business / Finance / Variance Rule: A measure of dispersion of a set of data points around their mean value. The mathematical expectation of the average squared deviations from the mean. The square root of the variance is the standard d MORE

Business / Real Estate / Zoning Variance: A zoning variance permits a change in the specifications required by the zoning ordinance. MORE