Definitions for ergodicɜrˈgɒd ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•god•ic*ɜrˈgɒd ɪk(adj.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Math

* Math., Statistics..

Origin of ergodic:

1925–30; erg - + Gk (h)od(ós) way, road + -ic

er`go•dic′i•ty-gəˈdɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ergodic(adj)

    positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions


  1. ergodic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to certain systems that, given enough time, will eventually return to previously experienced state.

  2. ergodic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sample of sufficient size is equally representative of the whole.

  3. Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary (+ -ic)


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