Monte Carlo

Mon·​te Car·​lo | \ ˌmän-tē-ˈkär-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Monte Carlo (audio) \

Definition of Monte Carlo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or involving the use of random sampling techniques and often the use of computer simulation to obtain approximate solutions to mathematical or physical problems especially in terms of a range of values each of which has a calculated probability of being the solution Monte Carlo calculations

Monte Carlo

geographical name
Mon·​te Car·​lo | \ ˌmän-tē-ˈkär-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Monte Carlo (audio) , ˌmȯn-tā- \

Definition of Monte Carlo (Entry 2 of 2)

commune in Monaco bordering on France and the Mediterranean Sea population 14,586

Note: Monte Carlo is a resort known for its casino.

First Known Use of Monte Carlo


1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo, Monaco, famous for its gambling casino

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“Monte Carlo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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