prob·​a·​bi·​lis·​tic | \ ˌprä-bə-bə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce probabilistic (audio) \

Definition of probabilistic

1 : of or relating to probabilism
2 : of, relating to, or based on probability

Other Words from probabilistic

probabilistically \ ˌprä-​bə-​bə-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce probabilistic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of probabilistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using confidence intervals is supposed to help alleviate this problem by switching from the yes/no mindset of p-values to a more probabilistic perspective. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 22 July 2022 In the case of its bridge A.I., the rules of the game were hard-coded into the software and human expertise was used to validate the probabilistic decisions the software developed. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2022 Marketing teams will have to shift from deterministic modeling to probabilistic modeling. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 On the other hand, quantum computers are probabilistic and provide non-classical probability distributions that, depending on how many times the program is run, give a good idea of the answer. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 2 May 2022 NooK incorporates symbolic logic and explicit probabilistic reasoning allows for clear explanations of the A.I.’s decisions. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2022 When caller authenticity cannot be confirmed, the STIR/SHAKEN attestations level, calling history, call routing and other signals can then be used to stratify these callers by trust level, using probabilistic risk assessment. Robert Mckay, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Rather, quantum theory necessitates probabilistic outcomes that live between 0 and 1, so to speak. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 23 Aug. 2021 Artificial neural nets can do impressive calculations smoothly despite imprecision in their parts, using a sort of probabilistic logic in which each unit takes averages over inputs from many others. Frank Wilczek, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of probabilistic

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Probabilistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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