probit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of probability +‎ unit. Coined by Chester Ittner Bliss in 1934:[1] “These arbitrary probability units have been termed ‘probits’…”

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probit (plural probits)

  1. (statistics) A unit, derived from a standard distribution, used in measuring the responses to doses
  2. The probit function, the inverse of the cumulative distribution function.

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  1. ^ Bliss, C. I. (1934), “The method of probits”, in Science, volume 79, issue 2037, →DOI, →JSTOR, →PMID, pages 38–39

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From clipping of English probability.

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probit

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, mathematics) probability