interval variable

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interval variable (plural interval variables)

  1. (statistics) An ordinal variable with the additional property that the magnitudes of the differences between two values are meaningful.
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Absolute time:
10PM (today) > 8PM (today)
10PM (today) - 8PM (today) = 2 hours
8PM (today) + 2 hours = 10pm (today)

2PM + 10PM - not defined
10PM / 8PM - not defined
10PM * 8PM - not defined
10PM * 2 hours - not defined

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