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noun (plural deciles)
- (statistics) Any of the values in a series that divides the distribution of individuals in that series into ten groups of equal frequency.
- Although few people scored high marks, everyone did quite well - the lowest was over 50%.
- Any one of the ten groups so divided.
- Our school is in the top for exam results.
noun (wikipedia, degrees of freedom)
|degree of freedom||
- (physics) Any of the coordinates, a minimum number of which are needed to specify the motion of a mechanical system
- (physics) Any of the independent variables required to specify the thermodynamic state of a system containing components and phases
- (mathematics) Any unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution
- One who relies on another for support
- With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
- (grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.
- (Greek grammar) the aorist subjunctive form of a verb; or non-past, perfective form of a verb
- Relying upon; depending upon
- At that point I was on financial aid for my tuition.
- (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle
- (algebra) In an equation, the variable whose value depends on one or more variables in the equation.
- In the equation z = x2 + y, z is the dependent variable.
- In sciences, an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment.
- (sociology) A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
verb (deviat, ing)
- 1915: James Cornelius Wilson, A Handbook of medical diagnosis http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC56783761&id=4B7nMfNnIZkC&pg=PA346&lpg=PA346&dq=%22a+deviate%22&as_brr=1
- :...Walton has suggested that it is desirable "to name the phenomena signs of deviation, and call their possessors deviates or a as the case may be...
- 1959: Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Kurt W. Back, Social Pressures in Informal Groups: A Study of Human Factors in Housing http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC00181184&id=J24AAAAAMAAJ&q=%22a+deviate%22&dq=%22a+deviate%22&pgis=1
- :Under these conditions the person who appears as a is a only because we have chosen, somewhat arbitrarily, to call him a member of the court ...
- 2001: Rupert Brown, Group Processes http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0631184961&id=e-9OtYRo45cC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=GsTXt6FCAxGzfu9Z1Y5DBjGXb-0
- :...The second confederate was also to be a initially...
- (statistics) A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
- 1928: Karl J. Holzinger, Statistical Methods for Students in Education http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN28006559&id=sKTVf2R9QcQC&q=%22a+deviate%22&dq=%22a+deviate%22&pgis=1
- :It will be noted that for a x = 1.5, the ordinate z will have the value .130...
- 2001: Sanjeev B. Sarmukaddam, Indrayan Indrayan, Abhaya Indrayan, Medical Biostatistics http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0824704266&id=DHkXkXhpryAC&pg=RA20-PA279&lpg=RA20-PA279&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=V0CUzyD7DlXKCm_ehD84Trl8J5g
- :This difference is called a deviate. When a is divided by its SD a, it is called a relative deviate or a standard deviate.
- 2005: Michael J. Crawley, Statistics: An Introduction Using R http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0470022973&id=czbzO5iD1Z0C&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=-Erqbq87cIuqSaSOjXqw7Edaabo
- :This is a so the appropriate function is qt. We need to supply it with the probability (in this case p = 0.975) and the degrees of freedom...
- (intransitive) To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
- He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
- (intransitive) To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
- The act of deviate, deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
- The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
- (context, contract law) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
- (context, Absolute Deviation) The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
- The state of being dispersed; dispersedness.
- A process of dispersing.
- The degree of scatter of data.
- The separation of visible light by refraction or diffraction.
- a distribution or being distributed; specifically, (a) apportionment by law (of funds, property, etc.), (b) the process by which commodities get to final consumers, including storing, selling, shipping, and advertising, (c) frequency of occurrence or extent of existence
- anything distributed; portion; share
- the result of distributing; arrangement
- (statistics) the relative arrangements of the elements of a statistical population based on some criterion, as frequency, time, or location
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