a distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a finite set of independent trials in which the probability of a success remains the same from trial to trial.
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What does “barren” mean?
Also called Bernoulli distribution.
Origin of binomial distribution
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby binomial distribution
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British Dictionary definitions for binomial distribution
a statistical distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a specified number of independent trials of an experiment with a constant probability of success in each. Symbol: Bi (n, p), where n is the number of trials and p the probability of success in each
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Scientific definitions for binomial distribution
The frequency distribution of the probability of a specified number of successes in an arbitrary number of repeated independent Bernoulli trials. Also called Bernoulli distribution
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