# 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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Absolute deviation data were examined in five formats in an effort to avoid possible bias.
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The second approach, CLAD, is one form of least absolute deviations (LAD) regressions that are commonly used by economists to model data with skewed distributions (Johnston 1997).
dagger]) Mean absolute deviation ([double dagger]) Average deviation
Evaluated at the sample mean, the estimated elasticities of free cash flow, absolute deviation in free cash flow from the mean cash flow, and the interaction variable, with respect to policyholder dividends, are 0.
First, the two specifications that use a matched comparison group have much lower estimator bias: the mean absolute deviation values are .
2] (CV), mean absolute deviation, and relative error values calculated for 83 polymers are tabulated in Table 2.
2011) in the Chinese and Indian stock markets by employing the Cross Sectional Absolute Deviation (CSAD) approach proposed by Tan, Chiang, Mason and Nelling (2008) to measure herding behaviour.
The mean absolute deviation describes the variability of a particular indicator such as a cultural dimension within the particular group such as the regions of a country.
Also presented are the values of P and D at the end of the period, where the value for P is the percent deviation from baseline and the value for D is the absolute deviation from baseline (in percentage points).
Senouci and Adeli (2001) recommended a neural dynamics model that is based on the minimization of the absolute deviation between daily resource usage.
Average absolute deviation percentage in the average contaminant concentration of the previous cases because of the change of the spill location is 5% with maximum deviation percentage of 1%.
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