Definition of cumulative distribution function in English:

cumulative distribution function

noun

Statistics
  • A function whose value is the probability that a corresponding continuous random variable has a value less than or equal to the argument of the function.

    • ‘Figure 1 shows the cumulative distribution function of the total time spent on all tasks.’
    • ‘Parametric modeling of the sample's cumulative distribution function is also possible given different structuring of the data.’
    • ‘Fig 2 shows the empirical cumulative distribution functions together with their chi-square counterparts.’
    • ‘The graphs of the cumulative distribution function, displayed in Figure 2, bottom, show that the posterior inclusion probability of each chromosome is close to 1 for chromosomes 2, 13, and 15.’
    • ‘The cumulative distribution function is the relevant quantitative measure for such unusualness.’