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standard deviation Syllabification: stand·ard de·vi·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈstandərd ˌdēvēˈāSHən/

Definition of standard deviation in English:


A quantity calculated to indicate the extent of deviation for a group as a whole.
Example sentences
  • Average values and standard deviations were then calculated for each of the compounds in the experiment.
  • If no standard deviations were reported then we used the average standard deviation for all the remaining studies.
  • Mean values and standard deviations were calculated for all variables.
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