central tendency


Definition of central tendency

: the degree of clustering of the values of a statistical distribution that is usually measured by the arithmetic mean, mode, or median

Examples of central tendency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avoid the central tendency bias as your employees will likely perform differently. Erin Imhof, Forbes, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of central tendency

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Central tendency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/central%20tendency. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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