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probability distribution
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noun
,
Statistics.
1.
a distribution of all possible values of a random variable together with an indication of their probabilities.
Origin of
probability distribution
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1935-1940
First recorded in
1935-40
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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probability distribution
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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
.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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