birth-death process(redirected from Birth-and-death process)
birth-death process[¦bərth ¦deth ‚prä‚səs]
A simple queuing model in which units to be served arrive (birth) and depart (death) in a completely random manner.
A method for describing the size of a population in which the population increases or decreases by one unit or remains constant over short time periods.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.