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stəˈkæs tɪksto·chas·tic

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  1. stochasticadjective

    being or having a random variable

    "a stochastic variable"; "stochastic processes"


  1. Stochasticadjective

    (Statistics) of or pertaining to a process in which a series of calculations, selections, or observations are made, each one being randomly determined as a sample from a probability distribution. Where physical phenomena are modelled as a stochastic process, each subsequent calculation of a series may depend on the result of the previous calculation, as in the modelling of the process of diffusion of molecules. Many series may be calculated, and the results averaged, to estimate the most likely result. See also Markov chain.


  1. stochasticadjective

    Random, randomly determined, relating to stochastics.


  1. stochastic

    Stochastic refers to a statistical or mathematical process that is randomly determined, having a pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be accurately predicted. It involves a sequence of variables, each of which is subject to a certain level of chance or unpredictability. This term is commonly used in various disciplines including economics, finance, science, and engineering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stochasticadjective

    conjectural; able to conjecture

  2. Etymology: [Gr. stochastiko`s, from stocha`zesqai to aim, to guess, fr. sto`chos mark or aim.]


  1. Stochastic

    In probability theory, a stochastic system is one whose state is non-deterministic. The subsequent state of a stochastic system is determined both by the system's predictable actions and by a random element. A stochastic process is one whose behavior is non-deterministic; it can be thought of as a sequence of random variables. Any system or process that can be analyzed using probability theory is stochastic. Stochastic systems and processes play a fundamental role in mathematical models of phenomena in many fields of science, engineering, and economics. Stochastic comes from the Greek word στόχος, which means "aim". It also denotes a target stick; the pattern of arrows around a target stick stuck in a hillside is representative of what is stochastic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stochastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stochastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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