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root mean square

n. Statistics
The square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers.

root mean square

n
(Mathematics) the square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers or quantities: the root mean square of 1, 2, and 4 is √[(12 + 22 + 42)/3] = √7. Abbreviation: rms

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n.
the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the numbers in a given set of numbers. Abbr.: rms
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