# relative frequency

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## relative frequency

*n.*

The ratio of the number of times an event occurs in a series of trials of a chance experiment to the number of trials of the experiment performed.

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## relative frequency

*n*

(Statistics)

**a.**the ratio of the actual number of favourable events to the total possible number of events; often taken as an estimate of probability

**b.**the proportion of the range of a random variable taking a given value or lying in a given interval

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Noun | 1. | relative frequency - the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observationsratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient) incidence, relative incidence - the relative frequency of occurrence of something |

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