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central tendency

noun, Statistics.
1.
the tendency of samples of a given measurement to cluster around some central value.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The central tendency excludes the three highest and three lowest projections for each variable in each year.
  • Results revealed three patterns of central tendency in the responses.
  • First, a central tendency in evaluative response to the individual poems at each grade level was evident.
  • The statistical methods presented in this workbook focus on the display of central tendency, statistical tests, and correlation.
  • They will also calculate measures of central tendency.
British Dictionary definitions for central tendency

central tendency

noun
1.
(statistics) the tendency of the values of a random variable to cluster around the mean, median, and mode
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