stochastic


sto·chas·tic

adjective \stə-ˈkas-tik, stō-\

Definition of STOCHASTIC

1
:  random; specifically :  involving a random variable <a stochastic process>
2
:  involving chance or probability :  probabilistic <a stochastic model of radiation-induced mutation>
sto·chas·ti·cal·ly \-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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

sto·chas·tic

adjective \stə-ˈkas-tik, stō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STOCHASTIC

1
: involving a random variable <a stochastic process>
2
: involving chance or probability <a stochastic model of radiation-induced mutation>
sto·chas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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