measure of central tendency


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measure of central tendency

(in descriptive statistics) an indication of the middle point of distribution for a particular group. Measures include the mean average score, the median or middle score of distribution, and the mode, the most frequently occurring measure.

measure of central tendency

A central value that best represents a distribution of data.
 
Examples
Mean, median, mode.
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Whichever method is used, the value that is being predicted is called a measure of central tendency.
In addition, several microarray data analysis tools use the mean, median, or other measure of central tendency of acquired data.