# measure of central tendency

measure of central tendency
A measure of location for a batch, a sample, or a distribution characterizing a value around which are spread the members or the distribution.

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• measure of central tendency — Statistics. a statistic that in some way specifies the central tendency of a sample of measurements, as the mean, median, or mode. * * * …   Universalium

• measure of central tendency — Statistics. a statistic that in some way specifies the central tendency of a sample of measurements, as the mean, median, or mode …   Useful english dictionary

• central tendency — (measures of) A statistical term applied to the central value in a frequency distribution commonly referred to as the average. Depending on the level of measurement of the variable (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio), and the shape of the… …   Dictionary of sociology

• central tendency measures of — central tendency (measures of) A statistical term applied to the central value in a frequency distribution commonly referred to as the average. Depending on the level of measurement of the variable (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio), and the… …   Dictionary of sociology

• central tendency — noun : the degree of clustering of the values of a statistical distribution that is usually measured by the arithmetic mean, mode, or median * * * Statistics. the tendency of samples of a given measurement to cluster around some central value. Cf …   Useful english dictionary

• central tendency — Statistics. the tendency of samples of a given measurement to cluster around some central value. Cf. measure of central tendency. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

• Average — In mathematics, an average, or central tendency[1] of a data set is a measure of the middle value of the data set. Average is one form of central tendency. Not all central tendencies should be considered definitions of average. There are many… …   Wikipedia

• Absolute deviation — In statistics, the absolute deviation of an element of a data set is the absolute difference between that element and a given point. Typically the point from which the deviation is measured is a measure of central tendency, most often the median… …   Wikipedia

• Arithmetic mean — In mathematics and statistics, the arithmetic mean, often referred to as simply the mean or average when the context is clear, is a method to derive the central tendency of a sample space. The term arithmetic mean is preferred in mathematics and… …   Wikipedia

• statistics — /steuh tis tiks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of numerical facts or data, and that, by use of mathematical theories of probability, imposes order and… …   Universalium