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noun Statistics.
a distribution of all possible values of a random variable together with an indication of their probabilities.
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Origin of probability distribution

First recorded in 1935–40
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Scientific definitions for probability distribution

probability distribution

A function of a discrete random variable (that is, a variable whose values are obtained from a finite or countable set) yielding the probability that the variable will have a given value. Also called probability density
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