relative frequency


noun Statistics.

the ratio of the number of times an event occurs to the number of occasions on which it might occur in the same period.

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British Dictionary definitions for relative frequency

relative frequency

noun

  1. the ratio of the actual number of favourable events to the total possible number of events; often taken as an estimate of probability
  2. the proportion of the range of a random variable taking a given value or lying in a given interval
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