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central tendency

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noun Statistics.
  1. the tendency of samples of a given measurement to cluster around some central value.
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Origin of central tendency

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for central tendency

central tendency

  1. statistics the tendency of the values of a random variable to cluster around the mean, median, and mode
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