first moment


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Noun1.first moment - the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of valuesfirst moment - the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
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
mean, mean value - an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
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You are so like your dear brother," continued Isabella, "that I quite doted on you the first moment I saw you.
It was necessary, in order to maintain her standing in the community, to furnish a good "set out," yet the extravagance of the proceeding goaded her from the first moment she began to stir the marble cake to the moment when the feast appeared upon the table.
The rooster had been boiling steadily over a slow fire since morning, but such was his power of resistance that his shape was as firm and handsome in the pot as on the first moment when he was lowered into it.
That fellow Dunster, on the platform, the first moment I spoke to him, made me feel like a cur," the boy said, with a sudden access of vigour in his tone.
That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger--not to be interfered with by speech or action which would distract the sensations from the fresh enjoyment of repose.
It had seemed to Adam as if his brain would burst with the anguish of meeting Hetty's eyes in the first moments, but the sound of her voice uttering these penitent words touched a chord which had been less strained.
Our first moments were so entirely taken up with these reflections that we were incapable of considering the danger we were in of being immediately surrounded by the Galles; but as soon as we awoke to that thought, we contrived to retreat as fast as we could.
Teams from the Tourism Regional Directorate and from the Madeira Promotion Association were, since the very first moment and all night long, in the field, to monitor some tourists who had to be evacuated from their hotel units, and trying to minimize the impact of all this situation.
Obviously, it was a Everton loan | star Aaron Lennon tough start to the season for me when I wasn't playing, but, from the first moment the gaffer called me, I couldn't wait to work with him and he's done nothing but impress me since I've been here.
Trapattoni said: "The first moment as a coach or a player is like when you are just married, it is always happy.
In retrospect I knew that I was gay from the first moment I had any sexual identity; however, at 121 couldn't have identified it and would have been mortified if someone had tried to get me to define it.
protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death;