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random variable
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random variable
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noun
Statistics.
a quantity that takes any of a
set
of values with specified probabilities.
Also called
variate
.
Origin:
1935–40
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World English Dictionary
random variable
—
n
statistics
rv
a quantity that may take any of a range of values, either continuous or discrete, which cannot be predicted with certainty but only described probabilistically
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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Example sentences
The tendency for subsequent observations of a
random variable
to be closer to
its mean than the current observation.
Standard deviation has to do with measuring the variation in a
random variable
.
You're treating the amount of money in the second envelope as a random
variable, where it is not.
The standard deviation is a measure of the variability of the distribution of a
random variable
.
Skewness is a measure of the departure of the distribution of a
random variable
from symmetry.
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