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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
Subject:
Social sciences
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123 words

A statistical measure, standard deviation describes the degree of deviation of a set of values in a distribution from the ...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
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124 words
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A measure of the dispersion of a distribution and therefore a useful measure of its risk. The square root ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A statistical index of the variability of data within a distribution. It is the square root of the average of the squared deviation from the mean; that is, it equals the square root of the ... More
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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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5 words

abbr. for standard deviation. ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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180 words

abbr.: SD; symbol: s (for a sample) or σ (for a distribution); the common measure of dispersion of ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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73 words

In statistics, a measure of deviation of observed data or scores from the mean. A small standard deviation indicates ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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63 words
[Ge] ... A measure of the distribution around the mean of a group of defined values. Normally, the values of 68 per cent of cases fall within one standard deviation of the mean, ... More

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