BASE RATE

the naturally occuring rate of a phenomenon in a population. This is typically compared with the rate of a phenomenon when influenced by a variable to determine by what degree the change influences the phenomenon.

BASE RATE: "The amount of daisies in a field over a set period of time can be defined as the base rate for daisies in that area."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASE RATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/base-rate-2/ (accessed November 18, 2019).
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