frequency distribution


Definition of frequency distribution

: an arrangement of statistical data that exhibits the frequency of the occurrence of the values of a variable

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Recent Examples on the Web Within limits Calculating these upper and lower bounds for different lakes produces a frequency distribution for both the upper and lower bounds of the precipitation needed to produce appropriately sized runoff events. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Ancient lake sites suggest lots of precipitation on Mars," 21 Aug. 2020 Super pantries are high-volume, high-frequency distribution sites that have signed on to pass out food at least three times a week until Dec. 31. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, "County funnels nearly $19 million into food programs as hunger skyrockets," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of frequency distribution

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Frequency distribution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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