mean deviation

noun

: the mean of the absolute values of the numerical differences between the numbers of a set (such as statistical data) and their mean or median

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mean deviation was in 1858

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“Mean deviation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20deviation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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