mean difference

noun

Definition of mean difference

: the average of the absolute values of the n (n −1)/2 differences that exist between pairs in a statistical distribution of n elements

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First Known Use of mean difference

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Mean difference.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20difference. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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