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sto·chas·tic

 (stō-kăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural.
2. Statistics Involving or containing a random variable or process: stochastic calculus; a stochastic simulation.

[Greek stokhastikos, from stokhastēs, diviner, from stokhazesthai, to guess at, from stokhos, aim, goal; see stegh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

sto·chas′ti·cal·ly adv.

stochastic

(stɒˈkæstɪk)
adj
1. (Statistics) statistics
a. (of a random variable) having a probability distribution, usually with finite variance
b. (of a process) involving a random variable the successive values of which are not independent
c. (of a matrix) square with non-negative elements that add to unity in each row
2. rare involving conjecture
[C17: from Greek stokhastikos capable of guessing, from stokhazesthai to aim at, conjecture, from stokhos a target]
stoˈchastically adv

sto•chas•tic

(stəˈkæs tɪk)

adj. Statistics.
of or pertaining to a process involving a randomly determined sequence of observations each of which is considered as a sample of one element from a probability distribution.
[1655–65; < Greek stochastikós proceeding by conjecture =stochas(tḗs) diviner (stochad-, base of stocházesthai to aim at + -tēs agent suffix) + -ikos -ic]
sto•chas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stochastic - being or having a random variable; "a stochastic variable"; "stochastic processes"
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
random - lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements"
Translations
stokastisk
stochastisch
juhuslik
stokastinen
stochastyczny
estocástico
stocastic
stokastisk
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