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probability distribution
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noun
Statistics
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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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
probability distribution in Science
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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