standard error
noun Date: 1897 the standard deviation of the probability function or probability density function of a random variable and especially of a statistic; specifically the standard error of the mean of a sample from a population with a normal distribution that is equal to the standard deviation of the normal distribution divided by the square root of the sample size

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