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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 of confidence limits
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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