## INDEPENDENCE

### Independence

In probability theory, to say that two events are**independent**means that the occurrence of one does not affect the probability of the other. Similarly, two random variables are independent if the realization of one does not affect the probability distribution of the other.

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### independence

#### Noun

- The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
- The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

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