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A line through a point on a graph, parallel to one of the axes, which represents the uncertainty or error of the corresponding coordinate of the point.
- ‘The error bar at bottom corresponds to 1.0 substitution per site.’
- ‘The large error bar results from uncertainties in the determination of the double integrated spectra due to the poor signal/noise ratio and particularly due to baseline artifacts.’
- ‘Each plot is a mean frequency of 8-12 lines, where each line has five replicates, and the error bar indicates one standard deviation.’
- ‘That's a gigantic error bar, so it's basically a non-measurement.’
- ‘Each error bar shows the dispersal of the estimation results of 10 simulated pseudogenes that were simulated using the same parameter.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.