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probability theory

noun, Mathematics, Statistics.
the theory of analyzing and making statements concerning the probability of the occurrence of uncertain events.
Compare probability (def 4).
Origin of probability theory
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Only those who did not learn mathematics beyond secondary school probability theory are trapped in this finite universe of events.
  • The distinction between the two patterns goes to the philosophical heart of probability theory.
  • The newer methods of identification rely heavily on both probability theory and precise measurement.
  • Another, older example from probability theory illustrates a variant of the idea.
  • The main problem with probability theory is that the logic is completely maddening.
  • What the author is thinking of is basic probability theory.
  • They are inevitable, which is confirmed by probability theory.
  • The idea gave rise to a new approach to probability theory.
  • Even probability theory bows to determinism where the boundary conditions can be known.
  • Prerequisites are calculus, probability theory, and elementary statistics.

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