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**"variability"**Genotypic differences.

A description of differences among the individual members of a series or population.

The degree of homogeneity or heterogeneity within a given sample; The diversity of a sample

The quality or state of being variable; variableness.

The power possessed by living organisms, both animal and vegetable, of adapting themselves to modifications or changes in their environment, thus possibly giving rise to ultimate variation of structure or function.

Most measured variables show some variation, i.e. their values are not constant between, or even within, experimental units.

Spread of scores in a distribution

The degree to which scores in a frequency distribution depart from the central value. See also central tendency, measure of central tendency, standard deviation (SD), variance (V).

The quality of being subject to change or deviation from a norm or standard.

The range of possible outcomes of a given situation.

Dispersion in the likely outcomes.

In a set of numbers, how widely dispersed the values are from each other and from the mean. go to glossary index

Numbers that describe how spread out a set of data is (e.g., range and quartile).

Mathematically, same as spread.

The property or ability of an organism to change its characteristics from one generation to the other.

A characteristic of a domain that corresponds to features that distinguish among members of the associated family of systems. See Commonality.