Definition of conditional probability in English:

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conditional probability


The probability of an event (A), given that another (B) has already occurred.
Example sentences
  • Single event probabilities, conditional probabilities (such as sensitivity and specificity), and relative risks are confusing because they make it difficult to understand what class of events a probability or percentage refers to
  • For each condition, we multiplied the generation probability by the conditional probability of recognition to find the proportion of encoded items that were recognized in that condition.
  • The actual probabilities of those two conditional probabilities are identical in the Control Group.

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