# A priori probability

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*of an event*

The probability of the event, considered in contrast to the conditional probability of the same event under certain additional conditions. The latter is called the a posteriori probability. This terminology is, as a rule, used in connection with the Bayes formula.

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A priori probability. Yu.V. Prokhorov (originator),

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