Relative Standard Deviation Definition

What Is Relative Standard Deviation?

Relative standard deviation is standard deviation divided by the average.
Relative standard deviation is standard deviation divided by the average. Jordan Lye / Getty Images

Relative Standard Deviation Definition: Relative standard deviation is a measure of precision in data analysis. Relative standard deviation is calculated by dividing the standard deviation of a series of values by the average of the values.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Relative Standard Deviation Definition." ThoughtCo, Jul. 24, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-relative-standard-deviation-605610. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, July 24). Relative Standard Deviation Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-relative-standard-deviation-605610 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Relative Standard Deviation Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-relative-standard-deviation-605610 (accessed May 20, 2018).