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following or relating to the philosophical doctrine of determinism, which holds that all facts and events are determined by external causes and follow natural laws, and that there is no free will:Rather than hewing to a deterministic model that robs the individual of agency, she believes art emerges from the interplay among individuals within a given sociocultural system.
Statistics. of or relating to a process or model in which the output is determined solely by the input and initial conditions, thereby always returning the same results (opposed to stochastic): The algorithms are simple and deterministic, so the results are predictable and reproducible.In contrast, this analysis of nanoscale phenomena depends on the elements of chance rather than the deterministic classical equations of motion.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deterministicde·ter·min·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·de·ter·min·is·tic, adjectivesem·i·de·ter·min·is·tic, adjective
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How to use deterministic in a sentence
The authors do not presume that there’s some kind of deterministic reality underlying the quantum world.A New Theorem Maps Out the Limits of Quantum Physics|Anil Ananthaswamy|December 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine