# 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.

## Origin of mathematical expectation

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First recorded in 1830–40

- Also called expectation, expected value.

## Words Nearby mathematical expectation

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## How to use mathematical expectation in a sentence

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*mathematical expectation*into probability theory.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly

## British Dictionary definitions for mathematical expectation

mathematical expectation

noun

statistics another name for expected value

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