dispersion

Definition

The distribution of values in relation to specific categories. Measurements of dispersion include standard deviations, ranges, and averages. Used in statistics.

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You should try and figure out a way to make the dispersion work in your favor for the long term.

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I studied dispersion in class and had a hard time understanding what it meant, so the teacher helped me figure it out.

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After the school's test scores were tabulated, it was clear that there was wide variety in the student body's achievement because of how high the measure of score dispersion was.

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