mathematical expectation

mathematical expectation

noun
1.
Mathematics. the product of the probability of the occurrence of an event and the value associated with the occurrence of a given event.
2.
Statistics. the summation or integration, over all values of a variate, of the product of the variate and its probability or its probability density.


Origin:
1830–40

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mathematical expectation
 
n
statistics another name for expected value

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