# Definition:Bayesian Probability Model

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## Definition

The **Bayesian probability model** is a mathematical model that defines the probability of an event occurring as a degree of belief.

That is, that probability is defined as the degree of which it is rational to believe certain statements based on intuition, experience, judgment, or opinion.

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Thomas Bayes.

## Also see

## Sources

- 1995: Merrilee H. Salmon:
*Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking*$\S 6.1$ - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bayesian**