ergodic

[ ur-god-ik ]
/ ɜrˈgɒd ɪk /

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.

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Origin of ergodic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ergodic

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