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A quantity calculated to indicate the extent of deviation for a group as a whole.
- ‘If no standard deviations were reported then we used the average standard deviation for all the remaining studies.’
- ‘All costs are reported as mean values with standard deviations.’
- ‘Average values and standard deviations were then calculated for each of the compounds in the experiment.’
- ‘Mean values and standard deviations were calculated for all variables.’
- ‘Each value is the mean standard deviation of at least four independent measurements.’
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