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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural.
• adjective Statistics Involving or containing a random variable or process.

from The Century Dictionary.

• Conjectural; given to or partaking of conjecture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• adjective obsolete Conjectural; able to conjecture.
• adjective random; chance; involving probability; opposite of deterministic.
• adjective (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.

• adjective Random, randomly determined, relating to stochastics.

• adjective being or having a random variable

Etymologies

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

[Greek stokhastikos, from stokhastēs, diviner, from stokhazesthai, to guess at, from stokhos, aim, goal; see stegh- in Indo-European roots.]

From Ancient Greek στοχαστικός (stokhastikos), from στοχάζομαι (stokhazomai, "aim at a target, guess"), from στόχος (stokhos, "an aim, a guess").

Examples

• 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.

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• Pearle's approach requires the precise formulation of the idea of stochastic Lorentz invariance.

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• Alexander develops the notion of stochastic technÃª further in his commentary on Aristotle's Topics.

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• 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.

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• It seems farfetched, but it's based on a physical principle called stochastic resonance.

• This is analogous to a paradoxical physical phenomenon known as stochastic resonance, in which an increase in noise enhances the detection of weak signals.

• This is analogous to a paradoxical physical phenomenon known as stochastic resonance, in which an increase in noise enhances the detection of weak signals.

• 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.