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Word of the week

The word of the week is willocks


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May. 15th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
willocks - is that when I bunny decides he is going to do something and his two disagree. and they can't reach a suitable compromise?

May. 16th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Could be...
May. 16th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Really? I had no idea. My what an educated bunny I now am. Can I use that to prove I am not a robot?
May. 16th, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
May. 16th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
May. 16th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Because it deserves to be
May. 16th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
I take it that the werd is fur us boys who no longer have a couple of things?
May. 16th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Willocks is a word that would fit that description furpectly
May. 16th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah Bunsen you Willock
May. 16th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
MUM! Scutley just called me a Willock! (launches himself at Scutley and they both disappear into garden, Bunsen in hot pursuit of Scutley)

Edited at 2012-05-16 10:21 pm (UTC)
May. 19th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
The son of little William.
May. 19th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
No, that was Bilious
May. 20th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
So what does it mean?
May. 20th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
In statistics, mean has two related meanings:
the arithmetic mean (and is distinguished from the geometric mean or harmonic mean).
the expected value of a random variable, which is also called the population mean.
There are other statistical measures that should not be confused with averages - including 'median' and 'mode'. Other simple statistical analyses use measures of spread, such as range, interquartile range, or standard deviation. For a real-valued random variable X, the mean is the expectation of X. Note that not every probability distribution has a defined mean (or variance); see the Cauchy distribution for an example.
For a data set, the mean is the sum of the values divided by the number of values. The mean of a set of numbers x1, x2, ..., xn is typically denoted by , pronounced "x bar". This mean is a type of arithmetic mean. If the data set were based on a series of observations obtained by sampling a statistical population, this mean is termed the "sample mean" () to distinguish it from the "population mean" ( or x). The mean is often quoted along with the standard deviation: the mean describes the central location of the data, and the standard deviation describes the spread. An alternative measure of dispersion is the mean deviation, equivalent to the average absolute deviation from the mean. It is less sensitive to outliers, but less mathematically tractable.
If a series of observations is sampled from a larger population (measuring the heights of a sample of adults drawn from the entire world population, for example), or from a probability distribution which gives the probabilities of each possible result, then the larger population or probability distribution can be used to construct a "population mean", which is also the expected value for a sample drawn from this population or probability distribution. For a finite population, this would simply be the arithmetic mean of the given property for every member of the population. For a probability distribution, this would be a sum or integral over every possible value weighted by the probability of that value. It is a universal convention to represent the population mean by the symbol .[1] In the case of a discrete probability distribution, the mean of a discrete random variable x is given by taking the product of each possible value of x and its probability P(x), and then adding all these products together, giving .[2]
May. 20th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oi Vey! More information than I needed, by far!
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