Monte Carlo


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

Word History


Monte Carlo, Monaco, famous for its gambling casino

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Monte Carlo was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Monte Carlo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Monte Carlo

geographical name

Mon·​te Car·​lo ˌmän-tē-ˈkär-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Monte Carlo (audio)
commune in Monaco bordering on France and the Mediterranean Sea population 14,586

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

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