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- noun Any of various statistical models used in physics, as in kinetic theory, to describe the aggregate properties of large numbers of particles.
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- noun physics The branch of
physicsthat uses statistical lawsto make theoretical predictionsabout macroscopic systemsof particles.
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- noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles
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