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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 19, 2012 - stochastic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 19 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/19/2012 4:47:10 AM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

stochastic (stuh-KAS-tik) adjective
Involving chance; random; probabilistic.

Example sentence:
"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.

Etymology:
From Greek stokhos (aim, target, a pointed stake for an archer to aim at). Earliest documented use: 1662.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 01/19/2012 4:47:13 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 01/19/2012 4:49:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

On Sunday Wisconsin volunteers start sorting recall petitions on the stochastic chance that we find enough squirrely signatures to invalidate the petitions.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:12 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


4 posted on 01/19/2012 4:54:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
5 posted on 01/19/2012 4:55:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
i always enjoyed their book fairs ; )...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Link to story behind #3: Wisconsin Democrats brag: 1 Million signatures collected against Walker (but are they legit?)
7 posted on 01/19/2012 4:57:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I tried some chilled Stolichnaya Elit the other day. It was stochastic!


8 posted on 01/19/2012 4:58:38 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: secret garden
Ah yes, stochastic.

I went to school with his brother, sarc.

9 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:22 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

Ping


10 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:25 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you!
11 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:51 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+ for you! I hope the truth comes out.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 5:01:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: edpc
A for you. Welcome to WFTD!
13 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:00 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
how many WFTD students are in class in their jammies? FOR SHAME!!
15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:14:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m with the group that calls them slobs. Even if I’m sick(got a cold this week) I’m up and dressed right away.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 5:17:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i don’t linger in bed, nor in my jammies. i am up and dressed from the get-go too.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 5:35:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sorry I am late this morning!

The stochastic quality of my mornings sometimes precludes my prompt participation.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:01 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

hopefully you aren’t in your jammies ; )


19 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

You’re still here before 7:30. A for you!


20 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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