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probabilistic

[prob-uh-buh-lis-tik] /ˌprɒb ə bəˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
Statistics. of or relating to probability:
probabilistic forecasting.
2.
of or relating to probabilism.
Origin of probabilistic
1650-1660
1650-60; probabil(ism) or probabil(ity) + -istic; compare French probabiliste believer in probabilism
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adj.

1855, in a theological sense, from probabilist (1650s, from French probabiliste, 17c., from Latin probabilis, see probable) + -ic. Meaning "pertaining to probability" is from 1951. Related: Probabilism.

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Relating to, or governed by, probability. The behaviour of a probabilistic system cannot be predicted exactly but the probability of certain behaviours is known. Such systems may be simulated using pseudorandom numbers. Evolutionary computation uses probabilistic processes to generate new (potential) solutions to a problem.
See also deterministic, non-probabilistic.
(1995-09-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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