mean deviation

noun

Definition of mean deviation

: 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

First Known Use of mean deviation

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Mean deviation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20deviation. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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