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Anova
(noun)

- A statistical method used to compare the means of two or more groups.
- A set of statistical tests that are used to determine whether there are significant differences between the means of two or more groups.

### Origin:

Acronym for analysis of variance, from the latin "variantia" meaning variation.

### Examples:

- An ANOVA test was used to determine if there was a significant difference in the mean weight of the three groups of fish.
- The ANOVA revealed a significant difference in the mean test scores between the two groups of students.
- The ANOVA test showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the mean number of hours of sleep between the two groups.
- The ANOVA was used to determine if there was a significant difference in the mean salary among the three different job positions.
- The ANOVA test was used to compare the mean height of the two groups of plants.