# standard error meaning

- noun

1. Standard deviation

2. Standard deviation divided by the root of the number of observations in a sample

[Economics]

A measure of the reliability of an estimated parameter. The standard error is the standard deviation of the estimates that would be arrived at by taking repeated random sample of a given size from the same population. The standard error is a decreasing function of sample size; the lower the standard error, the more reliable is the estimate.

[Finance]

In statistics, a measure of the possible error in an estimate. Plus or minus 2 standard errors usually provides a 95% confidence interval.

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*standard errors* rather than in numerical values. - we shall use the
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