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CUMULATIVE ERROR

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French Equivalent: Erreur cumulative

Definition:
An error which, in the course of the accumulation of a set of observations, does not tend to zero. The relative magnitude of the error does not then decrease as the number of observations increases.

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 Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006