mean square

noun

Definition of mean square

: the mean of the squares of a set of values

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But doing that means squaring a triangle of competing interests. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "New hybrid rules for F1 have teams in a tizzy; Ferrari threatens to quit," 6 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of mean square

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

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