Definitions for ergodicity-gəˈdɪs ɪ ti

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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. ergodicity(noun)

    an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions


  1. ergodicity(Noun)

    The condition of being ergodic

  2. ergodicity(Noun)

    The extent to which something is ergodic


  1. Ergodicity

    In mathematics, the term ergodic is used to describe a dynamical system which, broadly speaking, has the same behavior averaged over time as averaged over the space of all the system's states. In physics the term is used to imply that a system satisfies the ergodic hypothesis of thermodynamics. In statistics, the term describes a random process for which the time average of one sequence of events is the same as the ensemble average.


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