Definitions for **"stochastic"**

Conjectural; able to conjecture.

random; chance; involving probability; opposite of deterministic.

of or pertaining to a process in which a series of calculations, selections, or observations are made, each one being randomly determined as a sample from a probability distribution.

Something that includes an unpredictable random component.

A stochastic event is based on random behavior. The occurrence of individual events cannot be predicted, although measuring the distribution of all observations usually follows a predictable pattern. These patterns can be described by statistical means. An example is the decay of radio active material, where a clump of matter has a measurable and thus predictable half-life time. It is impossible, however, to mark an individual atom and predict when it will decay and emit radiation. The latter process is a stochastic event.

A random process; a process determined by a random distribution of probabilities.

Random; arising from a process that generates different values each with some probability.

Something that is random.

Of, pertaining to or arising from chance and hence involving probability and obeying the laws of probability.

A model based on the belief that as prices increase (or decrease), closing prices tend to accumulate ever more closely to the highs (or lows) for a given period. Or more generally, pertaining to a series of random processes.

A process that has some element of probability in its structure process

Pertaining to direct solution by trial and error, usually without a step by step approach, and involving analysis and evaluation of progress made, as in a heuristic approach to trial and error methods. In a stochastic approach to a problem solution, intuitive conjecture or speculation is used to select a possible solution, which is then tested against known evidence, observations or measurements. Intervening or intermediate steps toward a solution are omitted. Contrast with "algorithmic" and "heuristic. "

A process with an indeterminate or random element as opposed to a deterministic process that has no random element.

A model or equation that incorporates a random variable.

Pertaining to a process involving a randomly-determined sequence of observations.

Containing some randomness, e.g. "stochastic process."

An alternative to traditional halftone dots, this random-placement dot strategy is used to render enlarged images on large-format printing devices. Stochastic dots are uniformly sized "microdots," and their placement and frequency vary with the tone of the image.

Involving chance, probability or a random variable.

Referring to patterns or processes resulting from random factors.

Mathematical relationship established through application of the laws of probability.

A relatively new method for creating halftones. Rather than producing the regularly space dots of lined screens, stochastic screening generates randomly placed dots. Because the generation of the dots is frequently modulated, the technique is also called FM screening. Registration on press is slightly more difficult than with lined screens, but the colors rests can be brilliant.

occurring in a random pattern

Involving chance and related to the laws of probability.

A random placement of dots. There are no screen angles with stochastic printing which allows images to render a higher apparent resolution. Most inkjet printers and our dye sub printer use stochastic screening.

A method for creating halftones, stochastic screening uses frequency modulation (FM) to generate randomly placed dots. Holding registration on press is harder with stochastic screens, but the resulting color is often richer.

a process that is random.

Involving a random variable; involving chance or probability.

The opposite of deterministic. Random behaviour governed by chance. The view is sometimes taken that stochastic behaviour is only apparently so. In this sense, stochastic behaviour is behaviour which we haven't yet figured out but in theory we should be able to, if we are going to be good deterministic chaoists. It seems to me that the stochastic/deterministic distinction is an unfortunate application of bivalency and perhaps needs reviewing in light of fuzzy.

random, as in processes or variables.

(adj) Involving or showing random behavior.

Applied to processes that have random characteristics.

Governed by the laws of probability.

Dependent on random factors.

Random; exhibiting variability due to random events.

Random or unpredictable effects, often associated with probabilistic or statistical treatments.

Random or probabilistic but with some direction. For example the arrival of people at a post office might be random but average properties (such as the queue length) can be predicted.

The word Stochastic meansâ€ involving a random variable. I.E. Stochastic screening uses randomly placed dots instead of the traditional halftone dots aligned to screen angles. It keeps the dots the same size and varies the frequency or number of dots and location of these dots to simulate the original image

Random or involving a random variable.

Based on the assumption that the actions of a chemical substance results from probabilistic events.

Conjectural; in statistical analysis, a synonym for random.

Stochastic, from the Greek "stochos" or "goal", means of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture and randomness. A stochastic process is one whose behavior is non-deterministic in that a state does not fully determine its next state.

The stochastic oscillator is based on the assumption that as prices increase,...

Also known as a momentum price velocity indicator. Stochastic can be computed for a given time period, e.g. 10 days or even 52 weeks. Computed by dividing the difference between the day's closing price and the n-period historical low by the range between the n-period historical high and low, multiplied by 100. Some economists have found that anomalous returns are associated with momentum trades.

A principal momentum indicator or price oscillator used with natural gas futures, similar to the Relative Strength Index, although the calculation includes the lowest low and the highest high over a specific period.

oscillator indicator typically associated with George Lane as the inventor

This refers to the location of a current stock price in relation to its range over a set period of time.

Originated by George Lane, this oscillator measures the position of a currency in relation to its own recent trading range. It uses a range of 0 percent to 100 for overbought and oversold conditions. There are multiple variations of the Stochastic, including fast and slow studies.

a oscillator indictor that compares where a security's closing price is relative to its price range over a given time period

An overbought-oversold indicator, popularized by George Lane, that is based upon the observation that prices close near the high of the day in an up trend and near the low of the day in a downtrend.

An overbought/oversold oscillator which compares a stock's closing price relative to its price range over a specific time period. It uses two lines: %K and its 3-period moving average, %D. The two lines fluctuate in a range between 0 and 100. Readings above 80 indicate overbought while those below 20 indicate oversold. When used in conjunction with MACD, which identifies the direction of a stock's trend, Stochastic can be used to identify turning points in the price of a stock and time trades effectively.

A Technical Analysis Indicator that is measures momentum of price change with reference to how near the market closes to the high or low of the recent range.

The Stochastic Indicator is based on the observation that as prices increase, closing prices tend to accumulate ever closer to the highs for the period. Conversely, as prices decrease, closing prices tend to accumulate ever closer to the lows for the period. Trading decisions are made with respect to divergence between % of "D" (one of the two lines generated by the study) and the item's price.

Stochastic oscillator support

biological dose-response relationships without a threshold dose before an effect is observed.