statistical independence

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statistical independence

[stə′tis·tə·kəl ‚in·də′pen·dəns]
(statistics)
Two events are statistically independent if the probability of their occurring jointly equals the product of their respective probabilities. Also known as stochastic independence.
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statistical independence

See CORRELATION.
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