minimum deviation


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minimum deviation

[′min·ə·məm ‚dē‚vē′ā·shən]
(optics)
For a prism, the smallest possible angle between the incident and refracted rays; this angle is realized when refraction is symmetrical.
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In order to assess the effect of the secondary goal on the classificatory performance of the MIP model, we will also consider the model with the secondary goal of minimizing the minimum deviation between projected group means.
hl] is the minimum deviation of the discriminant scores of correctly classified observations that belong to group [G.
On this data set, the LGP model that maximizes the minimum deviation between projected group means as well as the model that maximizes the sum of minimum deviations of correctly classified observations yielded the lowest number of misclassifications using the leave-one-out procedure.
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