maximum likelihood

World English Dictionary
maximum likelihood
 
n
1.  the probability of randomly drawing a given sample from a population maximized over the possible values of the population parameters
2.  the non-Bayesian rule that, given an experimental observation, one should utilize as point estimates of parameters of a distribution those values which give the highest conditional probability to that observation, irrespective of the prior probability assigned to the parameters

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: maximum card
Words Near: maximum likelihood
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for maximum likelihood
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing maximum likelihood
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature