probabilistic

[prob-uh-buh-lis-tik]

Origin of probabilistic

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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