# Distribution law

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*in probability theory*

A convenient descriptive term used to denote (according to the context) a probability distribution (e.g. of a random variable), the corresponding distribution function or the density of a probability distribution.

**How to Cite This Entry:**

Distribution law. Yu.V. Prokhorov (originator),

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Distribution_law&oldid=13260

This text originally appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098