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  • adj. Of or relating to certain systems that, given enough time, will eventually return to previously experienced state.
  • adj. Of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sample of sufficient size is equally representative of the whole.

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  • adj. positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions


International Scientific Vocabulary erg- + -ode (+ -ic) (Wiktionary)



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  • I've actually studied what would be called ergodic systems, although that term wasn't use very often.

    August 22, 2008

  • Indeed, from erg- "work" + hod- "path", and adapted from the German Ergoden coined in a somewhat different sense by Boltzmann (1884).

    August 21, 2008

  • Probably from Greek ergos work, and thus related to ergatic.

    August 21, 2008

  • It's almost disturbing that there are people in the world who require a word for 'positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems'.

    August 21, 2008