Meaning of STOCHASTIC in English



Pronunciation: st ə - ' kas-tik, st ō -

Function: adjective

Etymology: Greek stochastikos skillful in aiming, from stochazesthai to aim at, guess at, from stochos target, aim, guess ― more at STING

Date: 1934

1 : RANDOM specifically : involving a random variable <a stochastic process>

2 : involving chance or probability : PROBABILISTIC <a stochastic model of radiation-induced mutation>

– sto · chas · ti · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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