


French
Equivalent: Classe 
Definition: 
Apart from its usage in the customary colloquial sense this word has some mild specialisation in the theory of frequency distributions. The total number of observations made upon a particular variate may be grouped into classes according to convenient divisions of the variate range in order to make subsequent analysis less laborious or for other reasons. A group so determined is called a class.

Context: 
The variate values which determine the upper and lower limits of a class are called class boundaries; the interval between them is the class interval; and the frequency falling into the class is the class frequency.

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, April 7, 2004 












