# How to Use probability distribution in a Sentence

## probability distribution

• Climate is the probability distribution of weather: the chance of heat and cold waves, floods, fires, and so forth.
Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 Nov. 2021
• What if the probability distribution of letters is biased, so some letters are more likely than others?
Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2015
• And in this case, there is simply no way to get that probability distribution using a classical computer.
John Timmer, Ars Technica, 24 Sep. 2019
• That means that many of its properties aren’t exactly determined, but rather have a probability distribution to them.
Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021
• For example, to solve the moment problem for a probability distribution over groups, each moment would be associated with a group G.
Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 12 Jan. 2023
• As the Princeton computer scientist Arvind Narayanan pointed out, at its heart was the use of argmax, a mathematical function that selects the most likely output from a probability distribution.
Hari Kunzru, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021
• But once confronted with the probability distribution for survival, the human spirit may choose to defy all odds and behave as a statistical outlier.
Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 12 May 2021
• In the ‘pick-a-number between one and ten’ game there was actually an implicit assumption about the probability of each message occurring - about the probability distribution of the message space.
Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021
• Sycamore calculated the probability distribution by sampling the circuit—running it one million times and measuring the observed output strings.
Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, 23 Oct. 2019
• Remarkably, in many cases the algorithm could both predict the onset of tipping and provide a probability distribution of possible post-tipping-point behaviors.
Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 15 Sep. 2022
• Used in cases where there are many different possible outcomes, a Monte Carlo simulation builds up a picture of the probability distribution of the possible scenarios.
Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2021
• The formalism predicts a very definite probability distribution for all of these other questions.
Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2011
• Simkin and Roychowdhury account for this by using a probability distribution.
The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2021
• Namely, that the probability distribution for all possible answers was uniform.
Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021
• The particular probability distribution being used must be chosen with care.
Quanta Magazine, 10 Dec. 2012
• Instead, the possible results of measuring its position are given by a probability distribution.
Quanta Magazine, 28 Feb. 2017
• Nonequilibrium thermodynamics describes the probability distribution at each step in the diffusion process.
Anil Ananthaswamy, Quanta Magazine, 5 Jan. 2023

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