# stochastic

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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.

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*stochos,*target, guess]## stochastic

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

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