central tendency


noun Statistics.

the tendency of samples of a given measurement to cluster around some central value.

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  8. central valley,
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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

noun

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