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probable error

noun as in standard deviation

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If, therefore, all were rated and scaled by this value, the results would fall under a curve of probable error.

The probable error of a single observation of a fine object with this theodolite is about 0″.2.

An examination of 1407 angles showed that the probable error of an observed angle is on the average 0″.28.

The net observation probable-error for one pair of stars is only 0″.1.

The greatest probable error in the velocity measurements would not exceed 1/2 per cent.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to probable error, such as: deviation, normal deviation, predictable error, range of error, sd, and standard error.

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