# Bayes' theorem

[beyz, bey-ziz]

### noun Statistics.

a theorem describing how the conditional probability of each of a set of possible causes, given an observed outcome, can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and of the conditional probability of the outcome, given each cause.

## Origin of Bayes' theorem

see origin at Bayesian

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## Bayes' theorem

### noun

## Word Origin for Bayes' theorem

C20: named after Thomas Bayes (1702–61), English mathematician and Presbyterian minister

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