# probability distribution

- a distribution of all possible values of a random variable together with an indication of their probabilities.

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## Origin of probability distribution^{}

First recorded in 1935–40

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# probability distribution

- A function of a discrete random variable (that is, a variable whose values are obtained from a finite or countable set) yielding the probability that the variable will have a given value. Also called probability density

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