deviation, \(d\)
The difference between an observed value and the arithmetic mean of the set to which it belongs. It can be calculated by the formula: \[d_{i}=x_{i} - \bar{x}\]
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 4 (
PAC, 1994, 66, 595. 'Nomenclature for the presentation of results of chemical analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 599 (
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