ergodic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary erg- + -ode Date: 1926 1. of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sizable sample is equally representative of the whole (as in regard to a statistical parameter) 2. involving or relating to the probability that any state will recur; especially having zero probability that any state will never recur • ergodicity noun

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