Definition of random variable in English:

random variable

Syllabification: ran·dom var·i·a·ble


  • A quantity having a numerical value for each member of a group, especially one whose values occur according to a frequency distribution. Also called variate.
    More example sentences
    • In this case, the numbers of people wanting to buy tickets at a given fare are random variables.
    • Chernoff bounds are the most useful for sums of bounded independent random variables.
    • The error terms from the regression equations are modeled as random variables with a probability distribution.

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