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Poisson distribution Line breaks: Pois|son dis¦tri|bu¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˈpwʌsɒ̃/

Definition of Poisson distribution in English:


A discrete frequency distribution which gives the probability of a number of independent events occurring in a fixed time.
Example sentences
  • In this he was the first to note that events with low frequency in a large population followed a Poisson distribution even when the probabilities of the events varied.
  • Because of the extreme non-normality of these scores, we used a statistical test for two Poisson distributions.
  • The Poisson distribution provides a statistical description of the number of enzymes in the droplet.

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