confidence interval


noun Statistics.

the interval bounded by confidence limits.

Nearby words

  1. confidant,
  2. confidante,
  3. confide,
  4. confidence,
  5. confidence game,
  6. confidence level,
  7. confidence limits,
  8. confidence man,
  9. confidence trick,
  10. confident


Origin of confidence interval

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for confidence interval

confidence interval

noun

statistics an interval of values bounded by confidence limits within which the true value of a population parameter is stated to lie with a specified probability
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