prior probability

noun

statistics the probability assigned to a parameter or to an event in advance of any empirical evidence, often subjectively or on the assumption of the principle of indifferenceCompare posterior probability

Nearby words

  1. printworks,
  2. prinzmetal's angina,
  3. prion,
  4. prior,
  5. prior lien,
  6. prior restraint,
  7. prior, matthew,
  8. priorate,
  9. prioress,
  10. prioritise

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