point estimation


noun Statistics.

the process of determining a single estimated value (point estimate) of a parameter of a given population.

Nearby words

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  2. point defect,
  3. point duty,
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  6. point group,
  7. point guard,
  8. point in time,
  9. point lace,
  10. point man


Origin of point estimation

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for point estimate

point estimate

noun

statistics a specific value assigned to a parameter of a population on the basis of sampling statisticsCompare interval estimate
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