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What is Chance

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Unexpected happening without regard to any other phenomenon or explanation.
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The Ontology of Randomness
Jeremy Horne (The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch161
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Randomness, Chance, & Art
In this chapter “chance” refers to unpredictable, but deterministic, events.
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Random Processes and Visual Perception: Stochastic Art
Chance and probability have a similar meaning. Generally, “ chance ” refers to a random event, And probability usually refers to the likelihood that some random event will occur before the actual event occurs. The likelihood is that, when looking at the distribution of a certain event, the chances of it happening is higher or lower than the probability of it happening. Probability is expressed in numbers or percentages, chance is more likely to be used in common day language.
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