**random variable** — n. Statistics a variable whose values are determined independently according to a probability distribution … English World dictionary

**Random variable** — A random variable is a rigorously defined mathematical entity used mainly to describe chance and probability in a mathematical way. The structure of random variables was developed and formalized to simplify the analysis of games of chance,… … Wikipedia

**random variable** — Intuitively, a variable, such as height, that can take various values in a population, and such that some values have some probability of occurrence, and others a different probability (for example, there might be a probability of one in ten that … Philosophy dictionary

**random variable** — Statistics. a quantity that takes any of a set of values with specified probabilities. Also called variate. [1935 40] * * * In statistics, a function that can take on either a finite number of values, each with an associated probability, or an… … Universalium

**random variable** — atsitiktinis kintamasis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. random variable vok. Zufallsvariable, f rus. случайная переменная, f pranc. variable aléatoire, f … Automatikos terminų žodynas

**random variable** — noun a variable quantity that is random (Freq. 11) • Syn: ↑variate, ↑variant, ↑stochastic variable, ↑chance variable • Derivationally related forms: ↑vary (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary

**random variable** — noun a) A quantity whose value is random and to which a probability distribution is assigned, such as the possible outcome of a roll of a dice. b) A measurable function from a sample space to the measurable space of possible values of the… … Wiktionary

**Random variable** — A function that assigns a real number to each and every possible outcome of a random experiment. The New York Times Financial Glossary … Financial and business terms

**random variable** — A function that assigns a real number to each and every possible outcome of a random experiment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary … Financial and business terms

**random variable** — an outcome of a random process that has a numerical value … Medical dictionary