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# mean deviation

noun
the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution
Topics: ↑statistics
Hypernyms: ↑deviation

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noun
: the average of the absolute values of the deviations from some measure of central tendency in a statistical distribution

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Statistics.
a measure of dispersion, computed by taking the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of the deviations of the functional values from some central value, usually the mean or median. Also called average deviation.
[1890-95]

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mean deviation,
Statistics. a measure of dispersion obtained by taking the average of the absolute values of the differences between individual numbers or scores and their mean.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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