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autocorrelation the correlation between paired values of a function of a mathematical or statistical variable taken at usually constant intervals that indicates the degree of periodicity of the function.
average mediocre (verb) to calculate the arithmetic mean of
bimodal in statistics, having two modes.
cartogram a map with diagrammatic statistical information.
centile a value of a statistical variable.
cliometric relating to cliometrics, the application of methods developed in other fields (as economics, statistics, and data processing) to the study of history.
cliometrical relating to cliometrics, the application of methods developed in other fields (as economics, statistics, and data processing) to the study of history.
cliometrics the application of statistical analysis of data in economic history.
covariate a statistical variable.
cusum a statistical technique that attempts to identify individuals by their characteristic use of language.
demographic relating to demography; (noun) an analysis of the structure of a population.
demography the study of population statistics and trends, such as births, deaths, and disease.
leptokurtic in statistics, referring to a distribution showing a particular type of kurtosis.
lod a statistic relating to the odds of an event.
lognormal relating to or being a normal distribution that is the distribution of the logarithm of a random variable.
lognormally (Adv.) LOGNORMAL, relating to or being a normal distribution that is the distribution of the logarithm of a random variable.
median middle (noun) in statistics, the value middle in position
medianly (Adv.) MEDIAN, in the middle.
mesokurtic in statistics, referring to a distribution showing a particular type of kurtosis.
multivariate having or involving a number of independent mathematical or statistical variables.
nonparametric not involving the estimation of parameters of a statistical function.
nonstatistical not statistical.
ordinate ordered (verb) to subject to (statistical) ORDINATION
ordinately (Adv.) ORDINATE, ordered.
partial not whole (noun) in acoustics, a partial tone; (verb) as in partial out, to eliminate a factor in statistics
percentile the value below which falls a large number of statistical units eg exam scores.
platykurtic in statistics, referring to a distribution showing a particular type of kurtosis.
polyadic of a relation, operation, etc., having several argument places.
polynomial an expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus.
probit a unit of measurement of statistical probability.
quantile any of the values of a random variable that divides a frequency distribution.
stat (Short for) a statistic.
statistic a tabulated numerical fact.
statistical relating to statistics.
statistically (Adv.) STATISTICAL, relating to statistics.
statistician one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics.