independent event

  

Definition

Event whose occurrence or non-occurrence is not in any way influenced by the occurrence or non-occurrence of another event. Statistically, the probability that both events will occur is equal to the product of their separate probabilities.

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  • We had determined that it was an independent event when the price of the ruble declined so sharply as to effect demand for our good.

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  • It was an independent event which made them happy because it did not rely on anything else and they did not have to worry about being cancelled.

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  • You should try to make sure that there is never an independent event big enough to totally derail your project,.

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