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ABSOLUTE ERROR

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French Equivalent: Erreur absolue

Definition:
The absolute error of an observation x is the absolute deviation of x from its “true” value.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, May 07, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, April 24, 2003