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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The differences in analytic response among cTnI systems, reflected by the mean absolute deviation values, were only 30-50% for most of the cRMs (see Tables 3 and 4).
The mean absolute deviation of returns or outcomes, is a simple weighted average of the absolute values of the deviations of individual outcomes or returns from the expected outcome or return.
15, the null hypothesis that there is no difference between the mean absolute deviation of each of the forecasting methods is rejected.
It is computed as the mean absolute deviation in the long-term U.
The results reveal that Finland, Denmark, Ireland (it was possible to calculate mean absolute deviations at the NUTS2 level only for these countries as they were divided into regions only at that level), Sweden, The Netherlands, and Bulgaria are quite homogeneous by the cultural dimensions under discussion.
It shows good agreement with available test data, the mean absolute deviation being 18%.
04 SD = Standard Deviation, MdAD = Median Absolute Deviation, MnAD = Mean Absolute Deviation.
2] modeling, it predicted 27 experiment data points with a mean absolute deviation [MAD] of 3.
the mean absolute deviation E [absolute value of X - EX], and the upper mean absolute deviation [E(X - EX).
9) to compute the mean absolute deviation (MAD) of above methods.