American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural.
- adj. Statistics Involving or containing a random variable or variables: stochastic calculus.
- adj. Statistics Involving chance or probability: a stochastic stimulation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Conjectural; given to or partaking of conjecture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Conjectural; able to conjecture.
- adj. random; chance; involving probability; opposite of
- adj. (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.
- adj. being or having a random variable
- From Ancient Greek στοχαστικός (stokhastikos), from στοχάζομαι (stokhazomai, "aim at a target, guess"), from στόχος (stokhos, "an aim, a guess"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek stokhastikos, from stokhastēs, diviner, from stokhazesthai, to guess at, from stokhos, aim, goal; see stegh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The experimental technique has entered the annals of science under the name of "stochastic cooling.”
“The irregular trend in integrated series is known as a stochastic trend as opposed to a simple linear deterministic time trend.”
“It seems farfetched, but it's based on a physical principle called stochastic resonance.”
“Pearle's approach requires the precise formulation of the idea of stochastic Lorentz invariance.”
“Alexander develops the notion of stochastic technÃª further in his commentary on Aristotle's Topics.”
“He calls stochastic, then, the sorts of technÃª whose task is to try everything possible to achieve their goal, the realization of the goal being subject to chance.”
“This is analogous to a paradoxical physical phenomenon known as stochastic resonance, in which an increase in noise enhances the detection of weak signals.”
“However, it was shown that the correction of the fluctuation of the average position of a great many particles was sufficient to produce a cooling effect, hence the name stochastic cooling.”
“From a technical analysis viewpoint, KASB Securities analyst Aiyaz Hassan said gold's so-called stochastic oscillator - an indicator of momentum in prices - has generated a buy signal for the precious metal.”
“One thing to note from the stochastic is the bearish aggression that brought the oscillator oversold.”
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