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sto·chas·tic  audio  (st-kstk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural.
  2. Statistics
    1. Involving or containing a random variable or variables: stochastic calculus.
    2. Involving chance or probability: a stochastic stimulation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek stokhastikos, from stokhasts, diviner, from stokhazesthai, to guess at, from stokhos, aim, goal; see stegh- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
sto·chasti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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