binomial distribution


noun Statistics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. binocular rivalry,
  2. binocular vision,
  3. binoculars,
  4. binomial,
  5. binomial coefficient,
  6. binomial experiment,
  7. binomial nomenclature,
  8. binomial series,
  9. binomial theorem,
  10. binominal

Origin of binomial distribution

First recorded in 1910–15


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British Dictionary definitions for binomial distribution

binomial distribution

noun

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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Science definitions for binomial distribution

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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