random variablerandom variable
Statistics a variable whose values are determined independently according to a probability distribution
A variable whose values are random but whose statistical distribution is known.
(plural random variables)
- (statistics, broadly) A quantity whose value is random and to which a probability distribution is assigned, such as the possible outcome of a roll of a dice.
- (statistics, formally) A measurable function from a sample space to the measurable space of possible values of the variable.