Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Value

1. relative worth or importance.

See selective value, phenotypic value, reproductive value, marginal value theorem.

2. worth compared to other things with which it can be exchanged; utility.

See cost: benefit analysis, direct value, indirect value, option value, threshold limit value.

3. significance; intrinsic value; values.

4. in statistics, a numerical quantity that is assigned or is determined by calculation or measurement.

See critical value, expected value, observed value.

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