Random Event

Random Event

 

in probability theory, an event that under given conditions may or may not occur and that has a certain probability p (0 ≤ p ≤ 1) of occurrence under the given conditions. A random event A can be seen to have a certain probability from the behavior of its frequency: if the indicated conditions occur n times, while A occurs precisely m times, then the frequency m/n will be close to p when n is large. (SeeLAPLACE THEOREM and LARGE NUMBERS, LAW OF.)

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Conference of Mayors in San Francisco that as "tempting" as it is to isolate the Charleston shooting as a random event, "America's long struggle with race is far from finished.
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