algebraic deviation

algebraic deviation

[¦al·jə¦brā·ik ‚dē·vē′ā·shən]
(statistics)
The difference between a variate and a given value, which is counted positive if the variate is greater than the given value, and negative if less.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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