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confidence interval

noun, Statistics.
the interval bounded by confidence limits.
Origin of confidence interval
1930-35 Unabridged
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  • Also want to see the error bar, the number of significant digits, and confidence interval behind this number.
  • Instead, the question asks students about the relationship between the width of a confidence interval and several other variables.
  • If a confidence interval is narrow, a specific forecast carries some credibility.
British Dictionary definitions for confidence interval

confidence interval

(statistics) an interval of values bounded by confidence limits within which the true value of a population parameter is stated to lie with a specified probability
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