# Bayesian

[ bey-zee-uhn, -zhuhn ]

/ ˈbeɪ zi ən, -ʒən /

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adjective Statistics.

of or relating to statistical methods that regard parameters of a population as random variables having known probability distributions.

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## Origin of Bayesian

1960–65; Thomas Bayes (1702–61), English mathematician + -ian

## Words nearby Bayesian

Baybars I, bayberry, Bay City, Bayelsa, Bayern, Bayesian, Bayes' theorem, Bayeux, Bayeux tapestry, Bayezid II, bay-head bar

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## British Dictionary definitions for Bayesian

Bayesian

/ (ˈbeɪzɪən) /

adjective

(of a theory) presupposing known a priori probabilities which may be subjectively assessed and which can be revised in the light of experience in accordance with Bayes' theorem. A hypothesis is thus confirmed by an experimental observation which is likely given the hypothesis and unlikely without itCompare maximum likelihood

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