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probability definition

n., plural: probabilities
Definition: a measure of the chance or the likelihood of an event to occur

Probability Definition
noun, plural: probabilities
(1) A measure of the likelihood of a statement or a theoretical expectation is correct
(2) The likelihood of an event to occur

Probability is used to measure the chance or likelihood of an event to occur, a hypothesis being correct, or a scientific prediction being true. In biology, it is used in predicting the outcome of a genetic cross or of a random experiment.

Related term(s):

  • Joint probability
  • Personal probability
  • Posterior probability
  • Conditional probability
  • Probability sample

Read: Inheritance and Probability – Biology Tutorials

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