measure of location

measure of location

[¦mezh·ər əv lō′kā·shən]
(statistics)
A statistic, such as the mean, median, quartile, or mode; it has the property for the mean that if a constant is added to each value the same constant must also be added to the location measure.
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The median can be used as a measure of location when a distribution is skewed, when end values are not known, or when one requires reduced importance to be attached to outliers.
Traditional first-article inspection is both a poor measure of location (centering) and dispersion (variation) of a process," he said.