binomial distribution


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binomial distribution

[bī′nō·mē·əl ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
The distribution of a binomial random variable; the distribution (n,p) is given by P (B = r) = (nr) prqn-r, p + q = 1. Also known as Bernoulli distribution.
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