sample space

noun

Definition of sample space

: a set in which all of the possible outcomes of a statistical experiment are represented as points

Examples of sample space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latter two are now the oldest and youngest humans to sample space travel. Steven Levy, Wired, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of sample space

1951, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2021

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“Sample space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sample%20space. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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