Markovian

adjective
Mar·​kov·​ian | \ mär-ˈkō-vē-ən How to pronounce Markovian (audio) , -ˈkȯ- How to pronounce Markovian (audio) \
variants: or Markov \ ˈmär-​ˌkȯf How to pronounce Markovian (audio) , -​ˌkȯv \ or less commonly Markoff \ ˈmär-​ˌkȯf How to pronounce Markovian (audio) \

Definition of Markovian

: of, relating to, or resembling a Markov process or Markov chain especially by having probabilities defined in terms of transition from the possible existing states to other states

First Known Use of Markovian

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Markovian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Markovian. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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