probable error


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probable error

n. Abbr. PE
The amount by which the arithmetic mean of a sample is expected to deviate from the true population mean because of chance alone.

probable error

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Testing Hypothesis 3 during 2004-2005 is that Since the significance level of the hypothesis is less than the probable error, then with a 99% probability it can be claimed that there is positive a relationship between the householder's attitude and their income rate.
Since "brain death" demands that the condition is irreversible, the probable error lies in the diagnosis.
In contrast with a conventional howitzer, which has a range of only about 40 kilometers and might miss its target by as much as 150 meters, the probable error for GPS-guided rockets of any range is likely to be in the 5-meter range.
The Premium Performance line has an extremely low total probable error (TPE).
For a more typical case in actual use the probable error is ET = 1% + 3 % + 4% = 8%.

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