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er·god·ic

 (ûr-gŏd′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a system or process whose overall statistical properties can be determined by analysis of a sufficiently large sample of the states of one of its constituents or instances averaged over time.

[German Ergode, a set of points in a space with the property that all points will be included in a trajectory with equal frequency given a sufficient large number of trajectories (coined by Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann from Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + Greek hodos, way, path) + -ic.]

er·god′i·cal·ly adv.

ergodic

(ɜːˈɡɒdɪk)
adj
(Mathematics) maths of or relating to the probability that any state will recur

er•god•ic

(ɜrˈgɒd ɪk)

adj. Math., Statistics.
pertaining to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the basis of statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
[1925–30; erg- + Greek (h)od(ós) way, road + -ic]
er`go•dic′i•ty (-gəˈdɪs ɪ ti) n.
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Adj.1.ergodic - positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
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"