frequentist

noun
frequent·​ist | \ +ə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of frequentist

: one who defines the probability of an event (such as heads in flipping a coin) as the limiting value of its frequency in a large number of trials — compare bayesian

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frequent- (back-derived from frequency) + -ist entry 1

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“Frequentist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frequentist. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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