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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 Indo-European roots.]

sto·chas′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.stochastically - by stochastic means; "we estimated the answer stochastically"
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