Given a sample of variates , ..., , reorder them so that
. Then the th
order statistic
is defined as , with the special cases

A Robust Estimation technique based on linear combinations of order statistics is called an

**References**

Balakrishnan, N. and Cohen, A. C. *Order Statistics and Inference.* New York: Academic Press, 1991.

David, H. A. *Order Statistics, 2nd ed.* New York: Wiley, 1981.

Gibbons, J. D. and Chakraborti, S. (Eds.). *Nonparametric Statistic Inference, 3rd ed. exp. rev.*
New York: Marcel Dekker, 1992.

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