mathematical expectation

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

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

Origin of mathematical expectation

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for mathematical expectation

mathematical expectation

  1. statistics another name for expected value

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