# mathematical expectation

### noun

Mathematics. the product of the probability of the occurrence of an event and the value associated with the occurrence of a given event.

Statistics. the summation or integration, over all values of a variate, of the product of the variate and its probability or its probability density.

## Nearby words

matey, math, math., matha, mathematical, mathematical expectation, mathematical induction, mathematical logic, mathematical probability, mathematician, mathematics

## Origin of mathematical expectation

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called expectation, expected value.

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## British Dictionary definitions for mathematical expectation

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