Bernoulli trial


Ber·​noul·​li trial bər-ˈnü-lē- How to pronounce Bernoulli trial (audio)
: one of the repetitions of a statistical experiment having exactly two mutually exclusive outcomes each with a constant probability of occurrence

Word History


Jacques Bernoulli †1705 Swiss mathematician

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bernoulli trial was in 1951

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“Bernoulli trial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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