Definition of probabilistic in English:



  • Based on or adapted to a theory of probability; subject to or involving chance variation.

    ‘the main approaches are either rule-based or probabilistic’
    • ‘This is an attractively written systematic exposition of the basic probabilistic methods of congestion theory.’
    • ‘Indeed, agent causation is consistent with its being the case that probabilistic laws of nature apply as thoroughly to human beings and their behavior as such laws apply to anything else.’
    • ‘But the same comment applies in any situation we think of as probabilistic (either the coin will come down heads or it won't).’
    • ‘Maps of probabilistic risk give an idea of the underlying statistical uncertainty, as is done in calculating insurance risk.’
    • ‘The risks put those tasks on a probabilistic critical path with an associated probability.’
    • ‘We duck if we see something about to hit us and we do not undertake a formal probabilistic risk assessment before we cross the road.’
    • ‘Admitting an applicant with high grades, then, is a probabilistic judgment based on the group to which he belongs.’
    • ‘Around this time Menger's interests in mathematics broadened and he began to work on hyperbolic geometry, probabilistic geometry and the algebra of functions.’
    • ‘Given that we exist in a probabilistic universe, one cannot say that anything absolutely will happen.’
    • ‘One of the main reasons that these decisions can constitute a psychological burden is that they must be made based on uncertain, probabilistic data.’
    • ‘It is interesting that the probabilistic model is a model not of a physical phenomenon, but of another piece of mathematics.’
    • ‘He no longer insists on indefeasible knowledge, now settling for probabilistic arguments.’
    • ‘According to the theory of probabilistic mental models, the decision to choose one response over the other is based on the testing of contextually relevant cues.’
    • ‘Plant fate maps are thus more probabilistic and are based on indirect methods.’
    • ‘The structure of scientific explanation: deductive and probabilistic explanation.’
    • ‘Indeed, contemporary physics tells us the actual world abounds with probabilistic processes that are causal in character.’
    • ‘The algorithm relies on probabilistic modeling of data and seeks idealization that has a maximal likelihood.’
    • ‘Extrapolations are logical and centered on lessons to be learned, rather than based on statistical, probabilistic rules.’
    • ‘The surprise caused by this puzzle can be expressed in probabilistic terms.’
    • ‘The time to resume operations is a key datum in probabilistic risk assessment.’