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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Involving chance; random; probabilistic.
From Greek stokhos (aim, target, a pointed stake for an archer to aim at). Earliest documented use: 1662.
"Medicine is a stochastic science -- no doctor can predict the future."
Sandeep Jauhar; When Doctors Slam the Door; The New York Times; Mar 16, 2003.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)