- designating or of the theory that any large enough statistical sample can be representative of the whole
- of or having to do with a system or process that demonstrates such a theory
Origin of ergodicfrom Classical Greek ergon, work + hodos, path
Origin of ergodicGerman Ergode a set of points in a space with the property that all points will be included in a trajectory with equal frequency given a sufficient large number of trajectories ( coined by Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann from Greek ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots.) (Greek hodos way, path ) -ic
(comparative more ergodic, superlative most ergodic)
International Scientific Vocabulary erg- + -ode (+ -ic)
Disputations are held about the true etymological origin: ἔργον + ὁδός versus ἔργον + εἶδος.