conditional probability
EnglishEdit
NounEdit
conditional probability (plural conditional probabilities)
 The probability that an event will take place given the restrictive assumption that another event has taken place, or that a combination of other events has taken place. (Mathematically, the definition would be that the conditional probability of B given A is equal to the joint probability of A and B divided by the probability of A.)
Usage notesEdit
 The "probability of event B given event A" can be represented symbolically as .
 The "probability of event B given events A and C" can be represented symbolically as .
TranslationsEdit
probability
