# Definition of "stochastic" [sto•chas•tic]

- (adjective) Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural.

- (adjective) Statistics Involving or containing a random variable or variables: stochastic calculus.

- (adjective) Statistics Involving chance or probability: a stochastic stimulation.

## Use "stochastic" in a sentence

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