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|Noun||1.||stochastic process - a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter (which is usually time)|
framework, model, theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
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
random walk - a stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance
stationary stochastic process - a stochastic process in which the distribution of the random variables is the same for any value of the variable parameter