# probability distribution

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## probability distribution

*n.*

*Statistics*

A function giving the theoretical probability of observing a random variable to have a particular value when the variable is discrete or to fall within a certain range when the variable is continuous.

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## probabil′ity distribu`tion

*n.*

a distribution of all possible values of a random variable together with an indication of their probabilities.

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