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Population parameter is a statistical term referring to the descriptive measure about a population that is being studied. Examples for stocks may include: median sales, standard deviation of net income per share or mean debt-to-equity ratio. The population parameter is to a population as a sample statistic is to a sample.

Synonym: statistical parameter

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