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- noun A probability distribution which arises when counting the number of occurrences of a rare event in a long series of trials.
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- noun statistics A
limitof the binomial distributionfor very large numbers of trialsand a small probabilityof success.
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- noun a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large
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[After Siméon Denis Poisson, (1781–1840), French mathematician.]
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After Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), French mathematician.
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