Bayesian

Bayesian

[bey-zee-uhn, -zhuhn]
adjective Statistics.
of or pertaining to statistical methods that regard parameters of a population as random variables having known probability distributions.

Origin:
1960–65; Thomas Bayes (1702–61), English mathematician + -ian

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Bayesian (ˈbeɪzɪən)
 
adj
Compare maximum likelihood (of a theory) presupposing known a priori probabilities which may be subjectively assessed and which can be revised in the light of experience in accordance with Bayes' theorem. A hypothesis is thus confirmed by an experimental observation which is likely given the hypothesis and unlikely without it

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Main Entry:  Bayesian
Part of Speech:  adj, n
Definition:  pertaining to statistical methods based on Thomas Bayes' probability theorem involving prior knowledge and accumulated experience
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