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*Statistics*

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A function giving the theoretical probability of observing a random variable to have a particular value when the variable is discrete or to fall within a certain range when the variable is continuous.

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A function of a discrete random variable (that is, a variable whose values are obtained from a finite or countable set) yielding the probability that the variable will have a given value. Also called *probability density*

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(*plural* probability distributions)

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- probability distribution
- probability-mass-function
- probability-mass-functions
- probability-measure