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parameter Tweet Definition of parameter Like Definition of parameter on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, mul=parameter, parameter (computer science))
  1. (cattag2, Mathematics, Physics) A variable kept constant during an experiment, calculation or similar.
  2. (complang) A name in a function or subroutine definition that is replaced by, or bound to, the corresponding actual argument when the function or subroutine is called.
     
percentile Tweet Definition of percentile Like Definition of percentile on Facebook
noun (plural percentiles)
  1. (statistics) Any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.
  2. (statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided.
    He is highly intelligent - he has an IQ in the top percentile.
     
pie chart Tweet Definition of pie chart Like Definition of pie chart on Facebook
noun 
  1. A pictorial graph in the shape of a circle, with segments representing related proportions
     
Poisson distribution Tweet Definition of Poisson distribution Like Definition of Poisson distribution on Facebook
noun 
  1. (statistics) A limit of the binomial distribution for very large numbers of trials and a small probability of success.
     
population Tweet Definition of population Like Definition of population on Facebook
noun 
  1. a count of the number of resident, residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world
  2. (collective) the people living within a political or geographical boundary
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  1. The town"s is only 243.
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  2. The of New Jersey will not stand for this!
     
probability density function Tweet Definition of probability density function Like Definition of probability density function on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mathematics) Any function whose integral over a set gives the probability that a random variable has a value in that set
     
probability distribution Tweet Definition of probability distribution Like Definition of probability distribution on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mathematics) A function of a discrete random variable yielding the probability that the variable will have a given value
     

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