average deviation

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average deviation

n
(Statistics) statistics another name for mean deviation
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mean′ devia′tion

n.
Statistics. a measure of dispersion, computed by taking the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of the deviations of the functional values from some central value, usu. the mean or median.
Also called average deviation.
[1890–95]
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For technical fractions with narrower boiling ranges (open points) the absolute average deviation was found to be about 8 [degrees]C when using the corrected thermocouple temperatures, and about 12 [degrees]C when using the uncorrected thermocouple temperatures.
When the width of functional regions is 2[sigma] and the width of the overlap region is varying from 6[sigma] to 10[sigma], the result of "5-layer" combination obtains the minimum average deviation compared with those of the other four.
In Table 3, the average deviations of the four fractal coding methods are 0.18 dB, 0.09 dB, 0.14 dB, and 0.16 dB, respectively.
In their clinical study, Alolabi and associates reported that the average deviation of the CoR for HHR was 3.8 mm [+ or -] 2.1 mm.
An average deviation of 7% was observed which could be due to errors caused by the placement and calibration of the sensors.
Once we had created the employment vulnerability indicators, we were able to determine the average deviation of each indicator, per counties and Bucharest; we applied the scoring method using a scale from 0 up to 3 and an equal step (maximum value of the indicator divided by 4).
Please note that extensive testing of the model was done for all the dependable parameters, with ten separate prediction values and 20 test runs for all the measured values in order to ensure the most accurate average value along with the average deviation error.
Applying the factor Be the average deviation from the FE results for favourable soil conditions is [DELTA]T/H [approximately equal to] 9%, and for unfavourable ground [DELTA]T/H [approximately equal to] 12.5%.
The average deviation 8 is the quotient of the sum of absolute value of the minimum nearest distance calculated between the points and the interpreted gully edge line divided by the total number of points (formula (4)), which is used to assess overall positional accuracy of the interpreted gully edge line:

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