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