# statistical distribution

Definitions of statistical distribution
1

### n (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

Synonyms:
distribution
Types:
show 9 types...
hide 9 types...
equidistribution
a flat distribution having equal frequencies of occurrence
frequency distribution
a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable
Gaussian distribution, normal distribution
a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance
Poisson distribution
a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large
sample, sample distribution, sampling
items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
Bernoulli distribution, binomial distribution
a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
acceptance sampling
a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected
random sample
a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected
proportional sample, representative sample, stratified sample
the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum
Type of:
arrangement, organisation, organization, system
an organized structure for arranging or classifying