a condition in which two random variables are not independent. X and Y are positively dependent if the conditional probability, P(X|Y), of X given Y is greater than the probability, P(X), of X, or equivalently if P(X&Y) >P(X).P(Y). They are negatively dependent if the inequalities are reversed
noun, Statistics. 1. the condition or state of events or values of being statistically independent.
- Statistical inference
noun 1. the theory, methods, and practice of forming judgments about the parameters of a population, usually on the basis of random sampling Also called inferential statistics Compare hypothesis testing
adjective 1. of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics. statistically /stəˈtɪstɪkəlɪ; -klɪ/ adverb 1. in terms of or according to statistics adjective 1. of or relating to statistics
adjective, Statistics. 1. (of events or values) having the probability of their joint occurrence equal to the product of their individual probabilities.