random walk

noun

Definition of random walk

  1. :  a process (such as Brownian motion or genetic drift) consisting of a sequence of steps (such as movements or changes in gene frequency) each of whose characteristics (such as magnitude and direction) is determined by chance

1905

First Known Use of random walk

1905


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