a condition in which two random variables are not independent. X and Y are positively dependent if the conditional probability, P (X | Y), of X given Y is greater than the probability, P (X), of X, or equivalently if P (X&Y) > P (X). P (Y). They are negatively dependent if the inequalities are reversed
What’s Wrong With The Word “Addict”?The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning "assigned, surrendered." But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date.
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