Probabilistic, the exact behaviour of a stochastic system or process is not known precisely ahead of time, but relative probabilities of outcomes is known.

Loaded (or unloaded, for that matter) dice count as stochastic: I know my d6 gives me a 5 about seven times out of ten, the other five values sharing rather evenly the remaining 30%. I don't know what a particular role will be, but am fairly sure that it will be 5 much more often than anything else.

Sto*chas"tic (?), a. [Gr. , from to aim, to guess, fr. mark or aim.]

Conjectural; able to conjecture.




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