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Stochastic

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Definition

adjective

(1) Relating to or characterized by random, chance, or probability.

(2) Being or having random variable(s).

(3) Pertaining to a randomly determined sequence of observations, each being a sample of one element from a probability distribution.

(4) Occurring in a random pattern.


Supplement

Word origin: Greek stokhastikos, from stokhastēs, diviner, from stokhazesthai, to guess at, from stokhos, aim, goal.

Related forms: stochastically (adverb), stochasticity (noun).

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