REASONABLENESS TEST is where the expected value is determined by reference to data partly or wholly independent of the accounting information system, and for that reason, evidence obtained through the application of such a test may be more reliable than evidence gathered using other analytical procedures.

STANDARD DEVIATION is a statistic used to measure dispersion equal to the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations from the arithmetic mean.

REMIC is Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit. Refers to U.S. legislation, created with the Tax Reform Act of 1986, that allowed for the issuance of collateralized mortgage obligations.

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