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Medical Term:

measures of central tendency

Pronunciation: me'zhurz sen'tral ten'den-se

Definition: General term for several characteristics of the distribution of a set of measurements or values around a value or values at or near the middle of the set; the principal measures of central tendency are mean, median, and mode.

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