# likelihood ratio

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## likelihood ratio

[′līk·lē‚hu̇d ‚rā·shō] (statistics)

The probability of a random drawing of a specified sample from a population, assuming a given hypothesis about the parameters of the population, divided by the probability of a random drawing of the same sample, assuming that the parameters of the population are such that this probability is maximized.

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