relative_frequency has definitions from the field of statistics
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[ noun ] (statistics) the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

Synonyms

frequency

Used in print

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

Thomas also presents a simple equation for deriving an index of persistence , which weights not_only the number of stems ( ' roots ' ) per meaning , but their relative_frequency .

As to relative_frequencies of competing roots ( 7 - 1 vs. 4 - 4 , etc_. ) , Thomas with his ' weighting ' seems to be the first to have considered the significance this might have .

Related terms

ratio incidence

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