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.
Words nearby mathematical expectation
Origin of mathematical expectation
First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mathematical expectation
statistics another name for expected value
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