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confidence

[′kän·fə·dəns]
(statistics)
The degree of assurance that a specified failure rate is not exceeded.
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He heard me very patiently; but when I had finished, shook his head, and told me in confidence that they were 'taboo'.
Bounderby, with his thumbs in the arms of his coat, and jerking his head and shutting his eyes in confidence with the opposite wall: 'how it happens.
As for me, any consideration for me has had just nothing at all to do with it,' said Bounderby, still in confidence with the wall.