Glossary of Statistical Terms: Definition Mode
The mode specifies the variable in a survey, which was named most frequently. As an example serves a survey on the topic "What is your favorite ice cream flavor?"
|Ice cream flavor||Number of replies|
4,500 respondents stated that chocolate was their favorite ice cream. Therefore, the mode in this distribution is chocolate flavored ice-cream.
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