a priori probability


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a priori probability

[¦ā prē¦ȯr·ē ‚präb·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
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While, however, a useful heuristic tool, a priori probability has limited application as a means for understanding the general universe of risks we face and the probability of their distribution.
Equation 4 can be stated as follows: Automate if the difference in false negative probabilities between automation and human control is less than the weighted difference in false positive probabilities between human and automation control, where the weighting term K is dependent on the a priori probability of a failure state and on the benefits and costs.
In the completed system, Gell-Mann says, "When we do have an ensemble, a priori probability yields statistical probability.