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**prediction standard error **- [spatial statistics (use for geostatistics)] A value quantifying the uncertainty of a prediction; mathematically, the square-root of the prediction variance. (The prediction variance is the variation associated with the difference between the true and predicted value.) As a rule, 95 percent of the time the true value will lie within the predicted value plus or minus two times the prediction standard error if data is normally distributed.

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*Source: esri, 16 July 2012 09:50:27, http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/abbreviation *

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