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mathematical expectation
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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.
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Also called
expectation
,
expected value
.
Origin
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1830-1840
1830-40
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
mathematical-expectation
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mathematical expectation
noun
1.
(
statistics
)
another name for
expected value
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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