from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A variable whose values are random but whose statistical distribution is known.
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- noun statistics, broadly A
quantitywhose value is random and to which a probability distributionis assigned, such as the possible outcome of a roll of a dice.
- noun statistics A
measurable functionfrom a sample spaceto the measurable space of possible values of the variable.
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- noun a variable quantity that is random
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