# confidence limits

confidence limits
For a statistical sample a pair of values that delimit the interval for which there is a certain probability that the true value of some deduced variable lies between those values.

A sample of 1000 showed that the correlation between weight and height was 0.0167, with 95% confidence limits of 0.0142 and 0.0183.

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• confidence limits —    Limits attached to a confidence interval. The 95% confidence limits, for example, when measuring a 10 kb allele on a gel in a certain laboratory may be 9.9 to 10.1 kb …   Forensic science glossary

• confidence limits — pasikliovimo intervalo ribos statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Apatinė ir viršutinė ribos, tarp kurių, su tam tikra tikimybe, gali būti tikroji vertė (sistemingoji paklaida priimama kaip nereikšminga). atitikmenys: angl …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

• confidence limits of measurement error — matavimo paklaidos pasikliovimo ribos statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Matavimo rezultato paklaidos pasikliovimo intervalo viršutinė ir apatinė riba. atitikmenys: angl. confidence limits of measurement error vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

• confidence limits — noun plural Date: 1939 the end points of a confidence interval …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• confidence limits — the endpoints or boundaries of a confidence interval, delineating the minimum and maximum values of the range expected to contain the parameter …   Medical dictionary

• confidence limits — Statistics. a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population, such that the numbers can be stated with a specified probability that the population characteristic is included between them. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

• confidence limits — /ˈkɒnfədəns lɪməts/ (say konfuhduhns limuhts) plural noun a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population from a sample, which are such that it can be stated with a specified probability that the pair of numbers calculated… …

• confidence limits — Statistics. a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population, such that the numbers can be stated with a specified probability that the population characteristic is included between them. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

• confidence intervals — confidence intervals, confidence limits The spread of values around the mean for a sample surveyvariable which, using the conventional 95 per cent confidence level, equate to the mean plus or minus two standard deviations, or standard errors of… …   Dictionary of sociology

• confidence interval —    A statistical measure of confidence in a calculated value. A 95% confidence interval equates to the expectation that the value in question will lie within the range stated 95% of the time and outside the range 5%. A certain allele in a… …   Forensic science glossary