Meaning of ergodic

er•god•ic

Pronunciation: (ûr-god'ik), [key]
— adj. Math., Statistics.
  1. of or pertaining to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the assumption of such a condition underlies statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
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