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decision theory

noun Statistics.
  1. the theory of making decisions based on assigning probabilities to various factors and assigning numerical consequences to the outcome.
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Origin of decision theory

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for decision theory

decision theory

  1. statistics the study of strategies for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty in such a way as to maximize the expected utilitySee also game theory
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