# probability density function

### noun Statistics.

a function of a continuous variable whose integral over a region gives the probability that a random variable falls within the region.
Also called frequency function. a function of a discrete variable whose sum over a discrete set gives the probability of occurrence of a specified value.

## QUIZZES

#### BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

## Origin ofprobability density function

First recorded in 1935–40

## Words nearby probability density function

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

## British Dictionary definitions for probability density function

probability density function

### noun

statistics a function representing the relative distribution of frequency of a continuous random variable from which parameters such as its mean and variance can be derived and having the property that its integral from a to b is the probability that the variable lies in this interval. Its graph is the limiting case of a histogram as the amount of data increases and the class intervals decrease in sizeAlso called: density function Compare cumulative distribution function, frequency distribution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012