Definition of Stochastic:

  1. Randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.

  2. Situations or models containing a random element, hence unpredictable and without a stable pattern or order. All natural events are stochastic phenomenon. And businesses and open economies are stochastic systems because their internal environments are affected by random events in the external environment. Stochastic is often taken to be synonymous with probabilistic but, strictly speaking, stochastic conveys the idea of (actual or apparent) randomness whereas probabilistic is directly related to probabilities and is therefore only indirectly associated with randomness. Greek for, skillful in aiming or guessing. See also Markov process.

Synonyms of Stochastic

Unsystematic, Arbitrary, Unmethodical, Haphazard, Unarranged, Unplanned, Undirected, Casual, Indiscriminate, Non-specific, Stray, Erratic, Aimless, Aleatoric, Aleatory, Amorphous, Blobby, Blurred, Blurry, Broad, Casual, Causeless, Chance, Chancy, Chaotic, Confused, Designless, Disordered, Driftless, Dysteleological, Foggy, Fuzzy, General, Haphazard, Hazy, Hit-or-miss, Ill-defined, Imprecise, Inaccurate, Inchoate, Incoherent, Indecisive, Indefinable, Indefinite, Indeterminable, Indeterminate, Indiscriminate, Indistinct, Inexact, Inexplicable, Lax, Loose, Mindless, Nonspecific, Obscure, Orderless, Promiscuous, Purposeless, Random, Shadowed forth, Shadowy, Shapeless, Stray, Sweeping, Unaccountable, Unclear, Undefined, Undestined, Undetermined, Undirected, Unmotivated, Unplain, Unspecified, Vague, Veiled

How to use Stochastic in a sentence?

  1. Sometimes statistics or data are stochastic and show some outliers but there can still be important trends to examine in data.
  2. If you are trying to predict something but it is stochastic you just have to go with what you think is the most likely outcome.
  3. Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where the outcome can be stochastic and you need to try and prepare for all variables.
  4. Let us now sum up his mathematical contributions which were almost all in the area of mathematical statistics, more precisely stochastic analysis, random processes, regenerative phenomena and mathematical genetics.

Meaning of Stochastic & Stochastic Definition