hypergeometric distribution


hy·per·geo·met·ric distribution

noun \ˌhī-pər-ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik-\

Definition of HYPERGEOMETRIC DISTRIBUTION

:  a probability function f(x) that gives the probability of obtaining exactly x elements of one kind and n − x elements of another if n elements are chosen at random without replacement from a finite population containing N elements of which M are of the first kind and N − M are of the second kind and that has the form

First Known Use of HYPERGEOMETRIC DISTRIBUTION

1936

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