Definition of cumulative distribution function in English:

cumulative distribution function

Syllabification: cu·mu·la·tive dis·tri·bu·tion func·tion


  • A function whose value is the probability that a corresponding continuous random variable has a value less than or equal to the argument of the function.
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    • Fig 2 shows the empirical cumulative distribution functions together with their chi-square counterparts.
    • The graphs of the cumulative distribution function, displayed in Figure 2, bottom, show that the posterior inclusion probability of each chromosome is close to 1 for chromosomes 2, 13, and 15.
    • The cumulative distribution function is the relevant quantitative measure for such unusualness.

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