Bayes' theorem(redirected from Bayes' law)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Bayes’ theoremSimplistically, Bayes’ theorem is a formula which allows one to find the probability that an event occurred as the result of a particular previous event. It is often used in medicine to determine the mathematical relationship between the probability that an individual has a disease, X, before the test is run, to the probability that the individual has the disease after the test result is known.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
theorem(the'o-rem) [Gr. theorema, principle arrived at by speculation]
A proposition that can be proved by use of logic, or by argument, from information previously accepted as being valid.
Bayes' theoremSee: Bayes' theorem.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners