probit

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of probability +‎ unit. Coined by Chester Ittner Bliss in 1934[1].

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probit (plural probits)

  1. (statistics) A unit, derived from a standard distribution, used in measuring the responses to doses

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bliss CI. (1934), “The method of probits”, in Science, volume 79, issue 2037, DOI:10.1126/science.79.2037.38, JSTOR 1659792, PMID 17813446, pages 38–39