# Int. Eng. Des. Unit 3 Vocab

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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 medianÂ 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 valuesÂ 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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