# geometric distribution

### noun

statistics the distribution of the number, x, of independent trials required to obtain a first success: where the probability in each is p, the probability that x = r is p (1-p) r–1, where r = 1, 2, 3, …, with mean 1/pSee also Bernoulli trial

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