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Bayesian

[bey-zee-uh n, -zhuh n]
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adjective Statistics.
  1. 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
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Bayesian

adjective
  1. (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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