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maximum likelihood

noun

Definition of maximum likelihood

  1. :  a statistical method for estimating population parameters (as the mean and variance) from sample data that selects as estimates those parameter values maximizing the probability of obtaining the observed data



1922

First Known Use of maximum likelihood

1922


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