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mathematical probability

noun (statistics)
1.
the probability of an event consisting of n out of m possible equally likely occurrences, defined to be n/m See also principle of indifference
2.
the study of such probabilities
Brit equivalent classical probability
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  • My findings were a combination of accidents almost outside the bounds of mathematical probability.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • They had travelled in segments of circles, and against all mathematical probability, had struck the camp.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • You see, this takes the matter entirely out of the possibility of coincidence or mathematical probability.

  • No matter how great the mathematical probability, the inference is hypothetical—a matter of probability.

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