random_variable has definitions from the field of mathematics
[ noun ] (mathematics) a variable quantity that is random

Used in print

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

Here the number of trials is a random_variable , not a fixed number .

Each performance of an n-trial binomial experiment results in some whole_number from 0 through n as the value of the random_variable X , where * * f .

We want to study the probability function of this random_variable .

A binomial experiment can produce random_variables other_than the number of successes .

Thus we do not score the number of bull's-eyes , and the random_variable is not the number of successes .

Related terms

variable vary