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prior probability


      n     (Statistics)   the probability assigned to a parameter or to an event in advance of any empirical evidence, often subjectively or on the assumption of the principle of indifference  
   Compare       posterior probability  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
prior          [1]  
1    prenominal   previous; preceding  
2    prior to   before; until  
3      (Statistics)   a prior probability  
     (C18: from Latin: previous)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    aforementioned, antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, preceding, pre-existent, pre-existing, previous  
2    prior to      before, earlier than, preceding, previous to  

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prior, Prior, prior to, priory

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
related to animals which are slaughtered without prior stunning and the resulting meat (kosher or hallal meat mostly)
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