binomial distribution

noun

Definition of binomial distribution

: a probability function each of whose values gives the probability that an outcome with constant probability of occurrence in a statistical experiment will occur a given number of times in a succession of repetitions of the experiment

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People can have more than four friends, and having a lot of friends isn’t as unusual as the binomial distribution suggests. Quanta Magazine, "How Network Math Can Help You Make Friends," 20 Aug. 2018 Peter is occupied with graphs of binomial distributions as well as various odds related to a potential second book deal. Hermione Hoby, New York Times, "Mining the Madness of Pure Logic in Stories That Dazzle and Discomfit," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of binomial distribution

1895, in the meaning defined above

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