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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Just a random event, and it's only a few," Jaffe said.
Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera and will conclude on November 18 with a random event competition separately amongst the boys and girls, Certificates distribution to the participants and the winners of the competition.
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You had an equal chance of being found innocent as being found guilty and it was just a random event that you were here today in my court room and found guilty rather than appearing on another day when you would have been found innocent.
The escalation in violence may be a deliberate strategy by Russia, not a random event, although yesterday's incident appears to have been a tragic and terrible error.
In the face of such a statement it is hard to know where to begin, but "devastation,'' as if the terrorist act were some random event caused by natural forces?
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