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pertaining to a random process; used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.
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stochasticadjective Referring to a random variable; involving chance or probability.
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stochasticadjective Referring to a random process; a process determined by a random distribution of probabilities; referring to a behavior not governed by known equations and initial conditions, thus unpredictable at any past or future time. See Chaos. Cf Deterministic.
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2. radiation therapy Pertaining to the effects of radiation seen in the person exposed to such radiation. This does not have a dose threshold, given that as the dosage increases so does the severity of the reaction.
[G. stochos, target, guess]
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