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Definition of

finite population


fixed-size group a statistical population that has a limited size

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Definitions of ’finite population’ and meaning of ’finite population’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’finite population’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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