absolute deviation

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absolute deviation

[′ab·sə‚lüt dēv·ē′ā·shən]
(ordnance)
The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
(statistics)
The difference, without regard to sign, between a variate value and a given value.
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Average absolute deviation percentage in the average contaminant concentration of these different cases because of the change of the spill location was only 5%.
The obtained values of m and n for the seven fluids are listed in Table 3 with the percent average absolute deviation, AAD, from the underlying vapour pressure, saturated liquid and vapour volume data and the average absolute deviation, errB, from the second virial coefficient data (Tillner-Roth, 1998).
The sets of Antoine constants from these publications represent boiling temperatures which differ from those of our work with an overall average absolute deviation of 0.