Definitions for ergodicɜrˈgɒd ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the basis of statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
* Math., Statistics..
Origin of ergodic:
1925–30; erg - + Gk (h)od(ós) way, road + -ic
er`go•dic′i•ty-gəˈdɪs ɪ ti(n.)
positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
Of or relating to certain systems that, given enough time, will eventually return to previously experienced state.
Of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sample of sufficient size is equally representative of the whole.
Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary (+ -ic)