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# frequency distribution

## noun

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*Statistics.*- the correspondence of a set of frequencies with the set of categories, intervals, or values into which a population is classified.

frequency distribution

## noun

- statistics the function of the distribution of a sample corresponding to the probability density function of the underlying population and tending to it as the sample size increases, the set of relative frequencies of sample points falling within given intervals of the range of the random variable

frequency distribution

- A range of conditions, often represented in graph form, in which each item is paired with the number of observed events or measurements meeting those conditions. For example, a list of price ranges paired with the number of cars available in each price range is a frequency distribution. Frequency distributions are commonly used in statistical analysis.

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of frequency distribution^{1}

First recorded in 1890–95

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## Example Sentences

While the average number of shots was greater than 10, the median number was exactly 10, as shown by the frequency distribution Angelos generated below.

From FiveThirtyEight

The frequency distribution of breeding activity in birds is described by a nonlinear curve (a normal distribution is nonlinear).

From Project Gutenberg

However, the frequency distribution of a set of coupled nonlinear oscillators is non-normal (Wiener, 1958).

From Project Gutenberg

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