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## Markov chain

(also

**Markov model**)### noun

StatisticsA stochastic model describing a sequence of possible events in which the probability of each event depends only on the state attained in the previous event.

*‘Like the previously discussed models, Markov models have serious limitations.’**‘This model represents a Markov chain in which each state is interpreted as the probability that the switch complex is in the corresponding state.’**‘He applied a technique involving so-called Markov chains to calculate the required probabilities over the course of a long game with many battles.’**‘He also took up new topics, writing several papers on probability theory, in particular on Markov chains.’**‘Ecologists have used simple diffusion, correlated random walk, and Markov chain models to describe dispersal data for various insects.’*

**Origin**

1930s named after Andrei A. Markov (1856–1922), Russian mathematician.

**Pronunciation**

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