mean deviation | |
—n | |
1. | the difference between an observed value of a variable and its mean |
2. | mean deviation from the mean, mean deviation from the median, Also: average deviation a measure of dispersion derived by computing the mean of the absolute values of the differences between observed values of a variable and the variable's mean |
mean deviation
In a statistical distribution, the average of the absolute values of the differences between individual numbers and their mean. |