likelihood šodvâri Fr.: vraisemblance 1) The state of being likely or probable; a probability or chance of something. From → likely + -hood a suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., from M.E. -hode, -hod, O.E. -hād (cf. Ger. -heit). Šodvâri, noun of šodvâr, → likely. |
likelihood function karyâ-ye šodvâri Fr.: fonction de vraisemblance A function that allows one to estimate unknown parameters based on known outcomes. Opposed to → probability, which allows one to predict unknown outcomes based on known parameters. More specifically, a probability refers to the occurrence of future events, while a likelihood refers to past events with known outcomes. → likelihood; → function. |
maximum likelihood šodvâri-ye bišiné Fr.: maximum de vraisemblance A statistical procedure based on choosing the value of the unknown parameter under which the probability of obtaining an observed sample is highest. → maximum; → likelihood. |