# 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

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Calculate the calibration frequency using the results of steps 1 to 4, the calibration frequency can then be calculated using the desired performance minus the Total Probable Error divided by the stability per month.
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.
Based on the assumed probable error range in Table 1, the followings in Table 3 are the lower ([c.sub.a]), middle ([c.sub.m]) and upper ([c.sub.b]) bound values, and also the expected value ([c.sub.e]) and variance ([s.sup.2]) for each cost element.
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.
To measure the variability within stockpiles and lagoons of various animal manures and determine the number of sub-samples needed to characterize the nutrient content within a 10% probable error;
In the modem receiver, little effect is seen for power separations of 8dB and substantial errors are not observed until the separation is less than 3dB; in that event an error flag indicates a probable error.
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%.
The engraving of this work as well as the other has been done in a very readable Russian style, with a happy emphasis on accuracy: a careful though not thorough check turned up only one probable error in the score (in m.

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