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.

1935–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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.
Methods for determining the standard error of prediction and confidence limits for any estimate also are described.
These confidence limits are based on measured parameters and inter-laboratory precision statements.
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