Definition of frequency distribution in English:

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frequency distribution

Pronunciation: /ˈfrēkwənsē ˌdistrəˈbyo͞oSHən/


A mathematical function showing the number of instances in which a variable takes each of its possible values.
Example sentences
  • It's also possible to study the frequency distribution of these special sets of integers.
  • We tested the frequency distribution of each variable for normality, and used normal log-transformed data.
  • The student team sought a mathematical model to describe the frequency distribution of ridge lengths in crumpled paper.

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Syllabification: fre·quen·cy dis·tri·bu·tion

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