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Of or relating to an approach to probability in which prior results are used to calculate probabilities of certain present or future events.
[After Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), British cleric and mathematician.]
(Statistics) (of a theory) presupposing known a priori probabilities which may be subjectively assessed and which can be revised in the light of experience in accordance with Bayes' theorem. A hypothesis is thus confirmed by an experimental observation which is likely given the hypothesis and unlikely without it. Compare maximum likelihood
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|Adj.||1.||Bayesian - of or relating to statistical methods based on Bayes' theorem|