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- adj. of, or relating to determinism
- adj. having at most one instruction associated with any given internal state
- adj. Having exactly predictable time evolution.
- adj. Having each state depend only on the immediately previous state, as opposed to having some states depend on backtracking where there may be multiple possible next actions and no way to choose between them except by trying each one and backtracking upon failure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or pertaining to determinism.
- adj. causally determined and not subject to random chance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or imbued with the philosophy of determinism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes
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Algorithmic means we can describe it in deterministic detail: i.e. "given this condition, this outcome will happen".
But in reality, isn’t each trial totally deterministic from the moment the coin is tossed?
Reductionism was the outcome of combining the atomism that early modern physicists took over from Epicureanism with the notion of deterministic laws of physics.
The focus at that time was something called deterministic chaos, in which a small perturbation can lead to a huge change in the system - the famous "butterfly effect".
All the computer models that is to say the deterministic ones have predicted that temperature would keep on going up from 1998 to 2005.
Small populations go extinct because (1) all populations fluctuate in size from time to time, under the influence of two kinds of factors, which ecologists refer to as deterministic and stochastic; and (2) small populations, unlike big ones, stand a good chance of fluctuating to zero, since zero is not far away.
However, if the subject is part of nature there would seem to be no way of explaining how a nature which we can only know as deterministic can give rise to a subject which seems to transcend determinism in its knowing and in its ethical doings.
The second stage is the estimator; that is, the deterministic function,
In classical physics there are no uncertainties - the properties of matter on an atomic level are deterministic, that is to say predetermined.
It makes no sense to look for theories that are more deterministic, that is to say more certain than quantum mechanics.
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