Poisson Distribution Definition

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noun
A frequency distribution that may be regarded as an approximation of the binomial distribution when the number of events becomes large and the probability of success becomes small.
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A probability theory that expresses the probability of events occurring in a fixed period of time if each event is independent of the previous event. In traffic engineering, that theory means Drops Bridge Headend Point-to-Point Point-to-Multipoint that each call is completely independent of any previous call.There are a number of other techniques based on other assumptions underlying other formulas that yield different results. See also Erlang; Erlang B; Erlang C; Equivalent Queue Extended Erlang B; Extended Erlang B; Poisson, Sim.

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Other Word Forms of Poisson Distribution

Noun

Singular:
Poisson distribution
Plural:
poisson-distributions

Origin of Poisson Distribution

  • After Siméon Denis Poisson (1781–1840), French mathematician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), French mathematician.

    From Wiktionary

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