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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or based on probabilism.
  • adj. Of, based on, or affected by probability, randomness, or chance: "The Big Bang universe is . . . exemplified in the probabilistic and indeterminate interactions of the smallest known physical properties” ( Frederick Turner).

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived using probability.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic doctrine of probabilism.

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  • adj. of or relating to or based on probability
  • adj. of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism

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Examples

  • Instead, all you need is to design agents capable of exhibiting various behaviors and give them certain probabilistic tendencies.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Further to Andrew Ferguson on Behavioral Economics

  • Regulation by predicting what's probable has been evolving since 1975, when the NRC and reactor owners began moving from a traditional rulebook form of regulation -- involving specific requirements, for instance, about equipment and procedures -- toward what is known as probabilistic risk assessment, or PRA.

    The Center for Public Integrity: Nuclear miscalculation: Why regulators miss power plant threats from quakes and storms

  • Because the flow of all future paths is what is called probabilistic, known in general but not exactly, the exact future is not contained within the present.

    THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD

  • Trygve Haavelmo was able to show convincingly that both fundamental problems could be solved if economic theories were formulated in probabilistic terms.

    The Prize in Economics 1989 - Press Release

  • “Inexact sciences like economics advance funeral by funeral,” Samuelson said, and he brought up one of his teachers at Chicago, Frank Knight, a brilliant scholar who is today remembered primarily for the distinction he drew between risk, which can be assessed in probabilistic terms, and uncertainty, which can’t be represented mathematically.

    Matthew Yglesias » My Theory’s Great, Except for the Times It Doesn’t Work

  • Finally, the third possibility, which might be referred to as a probabilistic or Bayesian approach, starts out from probabilistic premises, and then attempts to show that it follows deductively, via axioms of probability theory, that it is unlikely that God exists.

    The Problem of Evil

  • One good reason is that natural selection and drift are co-products of the same process, namely a probabilistic sampling process (Brandon and Carson 1996, Matthen and Ariew 2002, Walsh et al. 2002).

    Miss Winter Solstice

  • Proponents of populational interpretations (acausal or not) generally endorse a so-called probabilistic propensity definition of fitness which we shall now examine.

    Fitness

  • Team her with another lifelong greenie, a man with a doctorate in organic chemistry who grew up on an Idaho ranch without electricity and whose day job, over the course of a long career, has included pioneering something called probabilistic risk assessment the underpinnings of climate-change analysis, but that's another story.

    Here's a book to read...

  • Team her with another lifelong greenie, a man with a doctorate in organic chemistry who grew up on an Idaho ranch without electricity and whose day job, over the course of a long career, has included pioneering something called probabilistic risk assessment (the underpinnings of climate-change analysis, but that's another story).

    Green With (Nuclear) Energy

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