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binomial distribution

noun, Statistics.
1.
a distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a finite set of independent trials in which the probability of a success remains the same from trial to trial.
Also called Bernoulli distribution.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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binomial distribution

noun
1.
a statistical distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a specified number of independent trials of an experiment with a constant probability of success in each. Symbol: Bi (n, p), where n is the number of trials and p the probability of success in each
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binomial distribution  
The frequency distribution of the probability of a specified number of successes in an arbitrary number of repeated independent Bernoulli trials. Also called Bernoulli distribution.
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Encyclopedia Article for binomial distribution

in statistics, a common distribution function for discrete processes in which a fixed probability prevails for each independently generated value

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