Glossary of statistics terms
This glossary describes terms used in the achievement objectives of the statistics strand of the curriculum, as well as other related terms. Many of these terms have other meanings when used in other contexts. This glossary provides meanings only in a statistics context.
Terms in this glossary that appear in another description are italicised when they are used for the first time.
In descriptions of terms from the probability thread, events are in bold. Bold type is also used to describe a term within a term that’s listed in the glossary.
Some terms have equivalent names listed under ‘Alternative’, and closely related terms are listed under ‘See’.
The terms provide references to levels in the statistics strand achievement objectives. If the term appears in an achievement objective, the levels have no brackets. Inferred levels are in brackets.
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Last updated February 1, 2012