Markov chain

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Markov chain

(ˈmɑːkɒf)
n
(Statistics) statistics a sequence of events the probability for each of which is dependent only on the event immediately preceding it
[C20: named after Andrei Markov (1856–1922), Russian mathematician]
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Noun1.Markov chain - a Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values
Markoff process, Markov process - a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
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