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Definition of Measures of central tendency

Measures of central tendency Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
in research, those values that describe the centre of a distribution. Examples of measures of central tendency are: mean, median and mode.
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Measures of central tendency Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Common Concepts in Statistics
These are parameters which characterise an entire distribution. These include mode, median and mean.
Measures of central tendency Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In statistics, a central tendency (or, more commonly, a measure of central tendency) is a central value or a typical value for a probability distribution. It is occasionally called an average or just the center of the distribution. The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode. A central tendency can be calculated for either a finite set of values or for a theoretical distribution, such as the normal distribution. Occasionally authors use central tendency (or centrality), to mean "the tendency of quantitative data to cluster around some central value,". This meaning might be expected from the usual dictionary definitions of the words and . Those authors may judge whether data has a strong or a weak central tendency based on the statistical dispersion, as measured by the standard deviation or something similar.

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