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likelihood

[′līk·lē‚hu̇d]
(mathematics)
The likelihood of a sample of independent values of x1, x2, … , xn , with ƒ(x) the probability function, is the product ƒ(x1) - ƒ(x2) - ⋯ - ƒ(xn ).
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The maximum likelihood estimation is different from other estimation methods.
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