probable error


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probable error

[′präb·ə·bəl ′er·ər]
(statistics)
The error that is exceeded by a variable with a probability of 1/2. Also known as probability deviation.
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For solid manures, it seems possible to estimate the total N, P, and K in a stockpile within 10% probable error with a moderately intensive sampling plan (collecting 21 - 27 sub-samples and combining them to form one composite sample).
The probable error for an ideal separation is zero.
The calibration frequency is given by desired performance minus the Total Probable Error, divided by the stability per month.
Like any good synthesis, however, this study makes the material new again by rewriting it, emphasizing updates, making corrections, pointing to probable errors, drawing out descriptions for purposes of clarification, and adding the author's own discoveries, assumptions, and opinions.
Accuracy classes of metering devices show only the range of probable errors at the rated load, but the real load can vary in the wide range and errors can exceed the accuracy class significantly.
Moreover, the Boston Fed's study data include a substantial number of obvious and probable errors.

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