Definition of posterior probability in English: posterior probability
noun The statistical probability that a hypothesis is true calculated in the light of relevant observations.
Example sentences
‘The expectations are actually obtained using the posterior probabilities rather than the prior probabilities.’ ‘To summarize: the paradox arises because you use the prior probabilities to calculate the expected gain rather than the posterior probabilities.’ ‘If the null hypothesis is rejected, the program calculates a posterior probability for functional divergence for each position in the alignment.’ ‘They implemented a full Bayesian method for calculating posterior probabilities using Markov Chain Monte Carlo.’ ‘Within the Bayesian framework, the posterior probability is obtained from the likelihood function and the prior probability.’