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stochastic

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adjective sto·chas·tic \stə-ˈkas-tik, stō-\

Definition of stochastic

  1. 1 :  random; specifically :  involving a random variable <a stochastic process>

  2. 2 :  involving chance or probability :  probabilistic <a stochastic model of radiation-induced mutation>

sto·chas·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of stochastic

Greek stochastikos skillful in aiming, from stochazesthai to aim at, guess at, from stochos target, aim, guess — more at sting


First Known Use: 1934

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stochastic

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adjective sto·chas·tic \stə-ˈkas-tik, stō-\

Medical Definition of stochastic

  1. 1:  involving a random variable <a stochastic process>

  2. 2:  involving chance or probability <a stochastic model of radiation-induced mutation>

  3. sto·chas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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