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 adj. Pertaining to mathematical entities of different kinds (series, functions, equations, ...) but strictly related to hypergeometric series
 n. Such a function, series etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
 Resulting from an extension of the properties of the geometric series.
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The probabilities are computed from the multivariate hypergeometric distribution, which is the appropriate for a three outcome lottery of thiskind.

If we had only two colors, then we would have the hypergeometric distribution.

The probability model governing the ballinurn model is the multivariate hypergeometric distribution.

The probability model governing the ballinurn model is the multivariate hypergeometric distribution

In the case of simple random sampling this means the normal cannot approximate the hypergeometric distribution.

I remember sitting in my offce for several months, staring at a single differential equation, trying to solve it using confluent hypergeometric functions.

To identify statistically significant linker genes, we used the global degree of each linker gene within the HIN and the hypergeometric distribution to assess the probability that the linker gene would connect to the observed number of altered genes by chance alone.

The statistical threshold uses the global degree of each linker gene within the HIN and the hypergeometric distribution to assess the probability that the linker gene would connect to the observed number of altered genes by chance alone.

The most prevalent GO category is indicated below the title with number of times it is present and a pvalue computed from a hypergeometric test.

To identify significant and highly present GO categories, the most prevalent GO within each cluster was measured for overrepresentation by a standard hypergeometric test.
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