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coefficient of variation

coefficient of variation A measure of variability within a sample, representing a population or a species; it is calculated as the standard deviation × 100 divided by the mean. Experience shows that within a homogeneous population of mature individuals the coefficient of variation rarely exceeds 10.

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coefficient of variation

coefficient of variation A measure of variability within a sample, representing a population or a species; it is calculated as the standard deviation × 100 divided by the mean. Experience shows that within a homogenous population of mature individuals the coefficient of variation rarely exceeds 10.

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"coefficient of variation." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/coefficient-variation