NORMAL DEVIATE
\nˈɔːmə͡l dˈiːvɪˌe͡ɪt], \nˈɔːməl dˈiːvɪˌeɪt], \n_ˈɔː_m_əl d_ˈiː_v_ɪ__ˌeɪ_t]\
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A variable that is measured using the mean and is expressed as the standard deviation of the frequency distribution. A standard normal deviate is a normal distribution curve whose mean is zero and the standard deviation is one. It is also referred to as standardized variable or value.
By Henry Campbell Black
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