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frequency distribution

n.
A listing of all unique values or ranges of values in a set of data, along with an enumeration of the number of time each value or range of values is actually observed in that set. In a relative frequency distribution, the actual frequency of observations is replaced by the corresponding proportion of the total number of observations.

frequency distribution

n
(Statistics) statistics the function of the distribution of a sample corresponding to the probability density function of the underlying population and tending to it as the sample size increases, the set of relative frequencies of sample points falling within given intervals of the range of the random variable

fre′quency distribu`tion


n.
the correspondence of a set of frequencies with the set of categories, intervals, or values into which a statistical population is classified.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.frequency distribution - a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable
distribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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Objective: To determine the frequency distribution of dengue fever during the 2014 outbreak in a district in northern Pakistan.
35) As we can see, both pairs of tests show a very clear preference for the phoneme frequency distribution that comes from the BCW text over the one that comes from the NWS text, in terms of their closeness to the theoretical frequency distribution that is behind the EFE corpus.
The frequency distribution of ABO blood group and Rh factor was expressed as percentage of each blood group and to establish the relationship between the blood group and malignancy.
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The low flow quantiles of regional frequency distribution (growth curves) were estimated for different return periods and accuracy of these estimates were assessed under Relative Root Mean Square Error (RRMSE), Absolute Bias (AB), Relative Absolute Bias (RAB) together with Lower Error Bound (LEB) and Upper Error Bounds (UEB).
Results of the CF calculations with different formulas for the consecutive frequency distribution is shown in Fig.
Descriptive statistics such frequency distribution and percentages were computed to describe the data.
The objectives of the study were to determine the frequency distribution by type of genetic eye disorders and demographics.
The highest frequency of females and males was observed in 3rd year and 1st year respectively Frequency distribution and Chi-Square tests of significance were performed.
Frequency distribution of studied subjects in healthy group and group of epileptic patients are presented in table one according to their age.
An array of numbers that are the result of some computation algorithm can be analyzed by means of the frequency distribution *.

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