Meaning of STOCHASTIC in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ stə-ˈkas-tik, stō- ]


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-)lē adverb

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