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probable error
probable error
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noun
Statistics.
a quantity formerly used as a measure of variability: equal to 0.6745 times the
standard deviation
. A normally distributed population has half of its elements within one probable
error
of the
mean
.
Origin:
1805–15
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Science Dictionary
probable error
(prŏb'əbəl)
Pronunciation Key
The amount by
which
the arithmetic mean of a sample is expected to vary because of chance alone.
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Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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