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PROBABILITY. That which is likely to happen; that which is most consonant to reason; for example, there is a strong probability that a man of a good moral character, and who has heretofore been remarkable for truth, will, when examined as a witness under oath, tell the truth; and, on the contrary, that a man who has been guilty of perjury, will not, under the same circumstances, tell the truth; the former will, therefore, be entitled to credit, while the latter will not.

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When the strength parameter index is determined (Table 8), the random distribution of rocks shows a significant effect on cohesion and friction angle.
The average hop distances of network in the ideal distribution and the random distribution are defined as
Variable name Main effect t_up -0.08 t_down -0.101 E 0.007 nu 0.001 [rho] 0.005 r_up -0.007 r_down -0.006 d -0.02 TABLE 10: Random distribution table of design variables.
Hotspot analysis (Figure 3) confirms that these detection rates are significantly higher than expected merely based on random distribution.
There would be no peak at 6.55 ppm if the polystyrene segments had a random distribution [16].
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov and Lozan Panov, Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS), demanded the launch of disciplinary action against Yaneva and a deputy of hers, Bogdana Zhelyavska, over the scandal involving breaches to the principle of random distribution of cases at the Sofia City Court.
To prove that there is a difference between the pattern field and the distance between the nearest neighbourhood hypothesis of random distribution with the nearest neighbours, a test of significant statistics which is the Z score was conducted.
The best known one uses as initial image a random distribution of pixels, adding value to them at each iteration step.
Thus, a random distribution system "needs to be installed in the entire judicial system of each country," said the report.
The Monte Carlo test suggests that locations of nest-sites do not differ significantly from a random distribution at either oxbow (P = 0.1594 and 0.1488, respectively).
The cause is that the way of generating initialization population is changed from random distribution method to clumped distribution method.
Normal random distribution is the core of this relational degree, which is obtained by calculating the area of two intersecting normal random distributions.