confidence limits

plural noun

: the end points of a confidence interval

Examples of confidence limits in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The common regression line is shown with its 95% confidence limits. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2013 The ensemble projections for cases and deaths are shown below, with upper and lower confidence limits., 30 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of confidence limits was in 1939

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“Confidence limits.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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