martingale

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French martingale

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martingale (plural martingales)

  1. A piece of harness used on a horse to keep it from raising its head above a desired point.
  2. (nautical) A spar, or piece of rigging that strengthens the bowsprit.
  3. (mathematics) A stochastic process relating random variables to earlier values
  4. A gambling strategy in which one doubles the stake after each loss.
  5. (fencing) A strap attached to the sword handle, preventing a sword being dropped if disarmed.

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martingale f

  1. plural form of martingala

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