interval scale

noun

statistics a scale of measurement of data according to which the differences between values can be quantified in absolute but not relative terms and for which any zero is merely arbitrary: for instance, dates are measured on an interval scale since differences can be measured in years, but no sense can be given to a ratio of timesCompare ordinal scale, ratio scale, nominal scale

Nearby words

  1. interval,
  2. interval estimate,
  3. interval estimation,
  4. interval of convergence,
  5. interval phase,
  6. interval signal,
  7. interval training,
  8. intervale,
  9. intervalometer,
  10. intervarsity

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