Tchebycheff inequality

noun
Tche·​by·​cheff inequality | \ chəbəˈshȯf- \

Definition of Tchebycheff inequality

: an inequality that gives an upper limit to the probability that a variable will assume a value more than a specified number of standard deviations away from its mean

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History and Etymology for Tchebycheff inequality

after Pafnuty L. Tchebycheff †1894 Russian mathematician

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“Tchebycheff inequality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tchebycheff%20inequality. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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