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stochastic

 [sto-kas´tik]
pertaining to a random process; used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.

stochastic

(stō-kas'tik),
Random.

stochastic

/sto·chas·tic/ (sto-kas´tik) pertaining to a random process, particularly a time series of random variables.

stochastic

adjective Referring to a random variable; involving chance or probability.

stochastic

adjective 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.

sto·chas·tic

(stō-kas'tik)
1. Random.
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]

stochastic

arrived at by skilful conjecturing; allowing the opportunity for variation.
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