# conditional probability

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## conditional probability

*n.*

The probability that an event will occur, given that one or more other events have occurred.

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## conditional probability

*n*

(Statistics)

*statistics*the probability of one event,*A,*occurring given that another,*B,*is already known to have occurred: written*P*(*A|B*) and equal to*P*(*A and B*)|*P*(*B*)Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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Noun | 1. | conditional probability - the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurredprobability, chance - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5" |

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