ergodic

[ur-god-ik]

adjective Mathematics, Statistics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. ergative,
  2. ergatocracy,
  3. ergo,
  4. ergo-,
  5. ergocalciferol,
  6. ergograph,
  7. ergographic,
  8. ergometer,
  9. ergometric,
  10. ergonometric

Origin of ergodic

1925–30; erg- + Greek (h)od(ós) way, road + -ic

Related formser·go·dic·i·ty [ur-guh-dis-i-tee] /ˌɜr gəˈdɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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