addition rule

noun

Definition of addition rule

: a rule in statistics: the probability of any one of a set of mutually exclusive events occurring is the sum of the probabilities of the individual events

First Known Use of addition rule

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Addition rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addition%20rule. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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