follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

maximum likelihood

noun (statistics)
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 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for maximum

20
24
Scrabble Words With Friends