conditional probabilityconditional probability
The probability that an event will occur, given that one or more other events have occurred.
(plural conditional probabilities)
- The probability that an event will take place given the restrictive assumption that another event has taken place, or that a combination of other events has taken place. (Mathematically, the definition would be that the conditional probability of B given A is equal to the joint probability of A and B divided by the probability of A.)
- The "probability of event B given event A" can be represented symbolically as .
- The "probability of event B given events A and C" can be represented symbolically as .