The amount by which the arithmetic mean of a sample is expected to deviate from the true population mean because of chance alone.
The amount by which the arithmetic mean of a sample is expected to vary because of chance alone.
Probable-error Sentence Examples
The modus operandi is briefly as follows: The position of the fracture is determined by electrical tests from both ends, with more or less accuracy, depending on the nature of the fracture, but with a probable error not exceeding a few miles.
The latest result is 299,860 kilometres per second, with a probable error of perhaps 30 kilometres - that is, about the ten-thousandth part of the quantity itself.
8.818" The question of the possible or probable error of these results is one on which there is a marked divergence of opinion among investigators.
55) was measured on four nights; the probable error of a measure on one night was 0" 44.
From a series of measures of the angle between Jupiter's satellites and the planet, made in June and July 1794 and in August and September 1795, Schur finds the mass of Jupiter =I / Io 4 8.55 1.45, a result which accords well within the limits of its probable error with the received value of the mass derived from modern researches.