ergodic

adjective
er·​go·​dic | \(ˌ)ər-ˈgä-dik, -ˈgō- \

Definition of ergodic 

1 : of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sizable sample is equally representative of the whole (as in regard to a statistical parameter)

2 : involving or relating to the probability that any state will recur especially : having zero probability that any state will never recur

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ergodicity \ˌər-​gə-​ˈdi-​sə-​tē \ noun

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In addition, he was known for work in ergodic theory and for mastering and influencing all aspects of dynamic systems problems and approaches. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 10 May 2018 In addition he was known for work in ergodic theory, and for mastering and influencing all aspects of dynamic systems problems and approaches. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of ergodic

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ergodic

International Scientific Vocabulary erg- + -ode

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