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French Equivalent: Variance

The variance is the mean square deviation of the variable around the average value. It reflects the dispersion of the empirical values around its mean.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, “Assessment of Quality in Statistics: Glossary”, Working Group, Luxembourg, October 2003.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Friday, November 8, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2005