Standard deviation (σ) is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. Standard deviation is a statistical term that measures the amount of variability or dispersion around an average

Suppose there are many measurements of a quantity presumed to be similar, like the size of peas in a pod. If the number of readings for each size were plotted, a bell-shaped curve would probably result, with a few small and large peas and most clustered around the average size. Around two-thirds of all measurements fall in the range spanned by the standard deviation, a measure of the spread.

Generalic, Eni. "Standard deviation." *Croatian-English Chemistry Dictionary & Glossary*. 29 June 2022. KTF-Split. {Date of access}. <https://glossary.periodni.com>.

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