confidence limits

plural noun Statistics.
a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population, such that the numbers can be stated with a specified probability that the population characteristic is included between them.

Origin:
1935–40

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The resulting confidence limits accordingly vary for different estimates using different variability data.
The accurate determination of degrees of freedom is important for performing statistical tests and calculating confidence limits.
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