conditional distribution

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conditional distribution

[kən′dish·ən·əl dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
If W and Z are random variables with discrete values w1, w2,…, and z1, z2,…, the conditional distribution of W given Z = z is the distribution which assigns to wi, i = 1,2,…, the conditional probability of W = wi given Z = z.
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theta] is the conditional probability distribution connected with every variable.
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