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statistical independence

Definition of Statistical Independence

(noun) When no association exists between two variables.

Statistical Independence Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: sta·tis·ti·cal in·de·pen·dence

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /stuh-tIs-ti-kuhl in-duh-pEn-duhns/
  • British English – /stuh-tIs-ti-kuhl in-di-pEn-duhns/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /stəˈtɪstɪkəl ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
  • British English – /stəˈtɪstɪkəl ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/

Usage Note

  • Plural: statistical independences

Additional Information

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Contributor: C. E. Seaman

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Cite the Definition of Statistical Independence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Seaman, C. E. 2015. “statistical independence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Retrieved October 19, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-independence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

Seaman, C. E. (2015). statistical independence. In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-independence/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Seaman, C. E. 2015. “statistical independence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Accessed October 19, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-independence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

Seaman, C. E. “statistical independence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-independence/>.