moving average

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moving average

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(Statistics) statistics (of a sequence of values) a derived sequence of the averages of successive subsequences of a given number of members, often used in time series to even out short-term fluctuations and make a trend clearer: the 3-term moving average of 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8 is 6, 7, 8.
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The debt limit is based on a five-year running average of the city's market value based on the final assessment rolls.
In addition to providing real-time market information, SmartServ's wireless stock trading application offers many of the same features found in the Web-based system, including blotter with running average price, book and rebook.
One performs statistical computations in real-time, including running averages and even running standard deviations.