[ bey-zee-uhn, -zhuhn ]
/ ˈbeɪ zi ən, -ʒən /
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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Example sentences from the Web for Bayesian
A good Bayesian--and aren't most of us are supposed to be good Bayesians these days?Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier|Megan McArdle|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Darryl and I once tried to write our own better spam filter and when you filter spam, you need Bayesian math.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for Bayesian
/ (ˈbeɪzɪən) /
(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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