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Chebyshev's inequality
/
ˈtʃɛbɪˌʃɒfs
/
noun
1.
(
statistics
) the fundamental theorem that the probability that a random variable differs from its mean by more than
k
standard deviations is less than or equal to 1/
k
²
Word Origin
named after P. L.
Chebyshev
(1821–94), Russian mathematician
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