Markov chain

or Mar·koff chain

[ mahr-kawf ]

nounStatistics.
  1. a Markov process restricted to discrete random events or to discontinuous time sequences.

Origin of Markov chain

1
First recorded in 1940–45; see origin at Markov process

Words Nearby Markov chain

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British Dictionary definitions for Markov chain

Markov chain

/ (ˈmɑːkɒf) /


noun
  1. statistics a sequence of events the probability for each of which is dependent only on the event immediately preceding it

Origin of Markov chain

1
C20: named after Andrei Markov (1856–1922), Russian mathematician

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