Definition Elementary event

Events or elementary events are what one calls the results of random experiments. When throwing a six-sided dice, for example, the elementary events are 1,2,3,4,5,6.

When drawing a card from a deck of cards, the elementary events are the 32 different card values. The set of all elementary events is called an event set. 

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