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root mean square
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the numbers in a given set of numbers.
Abbreviation:
rms.
Origin of
root mean square
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1890-1895
1890-95
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
root-mean-square
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root mean square
noun
1.
the square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers or quantities:
the root mean square of 1, 2, and 4 is √[(1² + 2² + 4²)/3] = √7,
rms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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