nondeterministic

nondeterministic

[¦nän·di‚tər·mə′nis·dik]
(science and technology)
Unpredictable in terms of observable antecedents and known laws; this is a relative term pertaining to a given state of knowledge but not necessarily implying ultimate unpredictability.

nondeterministic

Exhibiting nondeterminism.
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Formula (8[prime]) now looks like the Black and Scholes formula, or more precisely like Margrabe's formula generalized to stochastic interest rates, which is not surprising since the surrender option is nothing but an exchange option in a context of interest rates necessarily nondeterministic (otherwise, the option would not exist).
But, as Annas shows, it is a nondeterministic view, for it makes room for "free, developing agents" (p.
unexpected action failure), nondeterministic actions, concurrent actions, continuous change, and noisy sensors and effectors.
In Breton, on the other hand, finite verbs always display the same syntagmatic distribution, but it is NONFINITE verbs that are nondeterministic in their positional behavior, as outlined in (101):
They are different from other simulation methods in that they are in some way nondeterministic (usually by using random number generation).
Various researchers have argued that language is inherently graded, nondeterministic, and probabilistic (e.
First, Flanagan's general contention (as summarized by Sanchez) that "it would not count as an act of free will if some nondeterministic quantum fluctuation" causally contributed to an eventual action (an argument long rehashed since the advent of quantum physics) presupposes a myopic view of "freedom" and "self-authorship.
I have defined a programming language with one conditional statement, one iterative statement, nonrecursive subroutines, and a nondeterministic guess operator that can be parameterized to correspond precisely to each of the formal languages in the Chomsky hierarchy.
The new anti-hero, anti-"western" revisionist and feminist aesthetics emerging during this period conflicted with the continued longing for America as an essentially masculine, nondeterministic presence shaping the world according to a bluntly Western sense of destiny.
Alternatively, when a first-principles model is unavailable or intractable or when initial conditions are not accessible, then the dynamics can be modelled as a random process, using nondeterministic and stochastic, though typically linear laws of motion.
They empirically support a proposed nondeterministic paradigm on which behavioral analyses must be based (Green, 2002).
Trap #1: Nondeterministic finalization and the C# destructor.

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