confidence limits

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confidence limits pl (normally plural, singular confidence limit)

  1. (statistics) For a statistical sample a pair of values that delimit the interval for which there is a certain probability that the true value of some deduced variable lies between those values.
    A sample of 1000 showed that the correlation between weight and height was 0.0167, with 95% confidence limits of 0.0142 and 0.0183.


  • A Concise Course in Advanced Level Statistics: With Worked Examples by J. Chambers, Janet Crawshaw - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - Page 469