F distribution

noun

Definition of F distribution

: a probability density function that is used especially in analysis of variance and is a function of the ratio of two independent random variables each of which has a chi-square distribution and is divided by its number of degrees of freedom

First Known Use of F distribution

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for F distribution

Sir Ronald Fisher †1962 English geneticist and statistician

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“F distribution.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/F%20distribution. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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