# Bernoulli trial

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## Bernoulli trial

*n.*

*Statistics*

An experiment having only two possible outcomes, usually denoted

*success*and*failure,*with the properties that the probability of occurrence of each outcome is the same in each trial and the occurrence of one excludes the occurrence of the other in any given trial.[After Jakob

**Bernoulli**.]American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

## Bernoulli trial

*n*

(Statistics)

*statistics*one of a sequence of independent experiments each of which has the same probability of success, such as successive throws of a die, the outcome of which is described by a binomial distribution. See also binomial experiment, geometric distribution[named after Jacques Bernoulli]

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