Int. Eng. Des. Unit 3 Vocab

  1. dot plot
    See line plot
  2. frequency
    The rate at which something occurs over a particular period or in a given sample
  3. graph
    A diagram showing the relation between variable quantities
  4. histogram
    A graph of vertical bars representing the frequency distribution of a set of data
  5. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    A non-governmental global organization whose principal activity is the development of technical standards through consensus
  6. International System of Units (SI)
    An international system of units of measurement consisting of seven base units
  7. line plot
    A method of center in a set of numerical data, computed by adding the values in a list and then dividing by the number of values in the list
  8. measure
    to determine the size, amount, or degree of an object by comparison with a standard unit
  9. median
    A measure of center in a set of numerical data. The median of a list of values is the value appearing at the center of a sorted version of the list - or the mean of the two central values if the list contains an even number of values
  10. mode
    The value that occurs most frequently in a given data set
  11. normal distribution
    A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph
  12. numeric constraint
    A number value or algebraic equation that is used to control the size or location of a geometric figure
  13. precision
    The degree to which repeated measurements show the same result
  14. scale
    • 1. A straight-edged strip of rigid material marked at regular inervals and used to measure distances.
    • 2. A proportion between two sets of dimensions used in developing accurate, larger or smaller prototypes, or models of design ideas.
  15. scatter plot
    A graph in the coordinate plane representing a set of bivariate data
  16. significant digits
    The digist in a decimal number that carry meaning contributing to the precision or accuracy of the quantity
  17. standard deviation
    The distance of a value in a population (or sample) from the mean value of the opulation (or sample)
  18. statistics
    Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on data
  19. unit
    A standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed
  20. US Customary Measurement System
    System of measurement used in the United States
  21. variation
    A change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level
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Int. Eng. Des. Unit 3 Vocab
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