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probability theory

n.
The branch of mathematics that studies the likelihood of occurrence of random events in order to predict the behavior of defined systems.

probabil′ity the`ory


n.
the theory of analyzing and making mathematical statements concerning the probability of the occurrence of uncertain events.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.probability theory - the branch of applied mathematics that deals with probabilities
applied math, applied mathematics - the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
binomial theorem - a theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to a given power
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