# frequency distribution

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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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Noun | 1. | frequency distribution - a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variabledistribution, 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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