noun

- A quantity expressing a typical or average value of a random variable.
- The sum (for discrete variables) or integral (for continuous variables) of the product of a random variable with its probability density function, over its range of values.

noun

- A quantity expressing a typical or average value of a random variable.
- The sum (for discrete variables) or integral (for continuous variables) of the product of a random variable with its probability density function, over its range of values.

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Noun

(*plural* expected values)

- (probability theory) The weighted average of outcome values, using probability as the weighting function.

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