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probabilistic (adj.)

1855, in Catholic theology (see probabilism), from probabilist "one who holds the doctrine of probabilism" (1650s, from French probabiliste, 17c., from Latin probabilis, see probable) + -ic. Meaning "pertaining to probability, involving chance variations" is from 1951.

updated on November 22, 2020

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Definitions of probabilistic from WordNet

probabilistic (adj.)
of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism;
probabilistic (adj.)
of or relating to or based on probability;
probabilistic quantum theory
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