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ergodic

[ur-god-ik] /ɜrˈgɒd ɪk/
adjective, Mathematics, Statistics.
1.
of or relating to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the assumption of such a condition underlies statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; erg- + Greek (h)od(ós) way, road + -ic
Related forms
ergodicity
[ur-guh-dis-i-tee] /ˌɜr gəˈdɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • ergodic theory of dynamical systems, probability, and information theory.
  • Let denote a one to one ergodic measure-preserving shift transformation.
  • Stationary ergodic models imply that the variance of forward rates converges to zero as the maturity increases.

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