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# stochastic

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## 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>

## Origin and Etymology 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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## 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>

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