root mean square Word Origin noun Mathematics.
- the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the numbers in a given set of numbers. Abbreviation: rms
Origin of root mean square First recorded in 1890–95 British Dictionary definitions for root mean square root mean square noun
- the square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers or quantitiesthe root mean square of 1, 2, and 4 is √[(1² + 2² + 4²)/3] = √7 Abbreviation: rms