In statistics, a central tendency (or measure of central tendency) is a central or typical value for a probability distribution.

- Central tendencyDescriptive statistics are most often concerned with two sets of properties of a distribution (sample or population): central tendency (or location) seeks to characterize the distribution's central or typical value, while dispersion (or variability) characterizes the extent to which members of the distribution depart from its center and each other.

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## Statistical dispersion

In statistics, dispersion (also called variability, scatter, or spread) is the extent to which a distribution is stretched or squeezed.

Dispersion is contrasted with location or central tendency, and together they are the most used properties of distributions.