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Definition: 'Maximum Likelihood Estimator'

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maximum likelihood estimator

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the prescription “Assign to the unknown parameter that value that maximizes the likelihood for the sample.” For many problems this procedure is an optimal one.

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