


French
Equivalent: Probabilité directe 
Definition: 
An expression which is supposed to be antithetical to inverse probability, although neither expression is very logical. It usually denotes probability when used to proceed from the given probabilities of prior events to the probabilities of contingent events.
For example, if it is given that the probability of throwing each number with an ordinary six faced die is one sixth, the probability of throwing a score of 15 in three throws is directly ascertainable.
The relation is analogous to the deductive relations of logic.

Source
Publication: 
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Created
on Sunday, May 19, 2002 
Last
updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 












