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.
"It's from the first moment on, he doesn't give you any air to breathe so if you want to beat him or if you want to compete well with him, you have to do the same," Thiem added. "You have to be on fire from the first moment on.
Most everyone in the cosmetics, fragrance and personal care industry is familiar with the terms "The first moment of truth" and "The second moment of truth," coined by Procter & Gamble about 20 years ago.
"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.
The first moment of silence took place at 8.46am, the moment when the first hijacked plane slammed into a tower at the World Trade Center.