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conditional probability

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The probability that an event will occur, given that one or more other events have occurred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The probability that an event will take place given the restrictive assumption that another event has taken place, or that a combination of other events has taken place. (Mathematically, the definition would be that the conditional probability of B given A is equal to the joint probability of A and B divided by the probability of A.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred

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