# 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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