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Stochastic

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).
Related terms:

  • Stochastic independence
  • Stochastic model
  • Stochastic process


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