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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mean′ devia′tion(n.)

  1. Statistics.a measure of dispersion, computed by taking the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of the deviations of the functional values from some central value, usu. the mean or median.

    Category: Statistics

    Ref: Also called average deviation.

Origin of mean deviation:

1890–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean deviation, mean deviation from the mean(noun)

    the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution

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