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mean' devia'tion



Statistics.
a measure of dispersion, computed by taking the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of the deviations of the functional values from some central value, usually the mean or median. Also called average deviation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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