Associations to the word «Probability»


PROBABILITY, noun. The state of being probable; likelihood
PROBABILITY, noun. An event that is likely to occur
PROBABILITY, noun. The relative likelihood of an event happening
PROBABILITY, noun. (mathematics) a number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening
PROBABILITY AMPLITUDE, noun. (quantum mechanics) A complex number which is the coefficient of a component of a quantum state and whose product with its own complex conjugate gives the probability that the state will collapse to that component (when measured). (Note: the quantum state being thought of as a linear combination of its components.)
PROBABILITY DENSITY, noun. (probability theory) probability density function
PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTION, noun. (probability theory) Any function whose integral over a set gives the probability that a random variable has a value in that set
PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of probability density function
PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION, noun. (mathematics) A function of a discrete random variable yielding the probability that the variable will have a given value
PROBABILITY MASS FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A function that gives the relative probability that a discrete random variable is exactly equal to some value
PROBABILITY MASS FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of probability mass function
PROBABILITY MEASURE, noun. (mathematics) A mathematical measure on a probability space that can take on values between 0 and 1, with 0 corresponding to the empty set and 1 to the entire space.
PROBABILITY MEASURES, noun. Plural of probability measure
PROBABILITY PAPER, noun. Graph paper with vertical and horizontal rules, the latter spaced evenly and the former according to a scale that allows a plotted probability curve — usually that of a normal distribution — to appear linear.
PROBABILITY SPACE, noun. (mathematics) A measurable space having a unit measure
PROBABILITY SPACES, noun. Plural of probability space
PROBABILITY THEORY, noun. (mathematics) The mathematical study of probability (the likelihood of occurrence of random events in order to predict the behavior of defined systems).

Dictionary definition

PROBABILITY, noun. A measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5".
PROBABILITY, noun. The quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event; "for a while mutiny seemed a probability"; "going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost".

Wise words

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