## random walk

Math. a sequence of movements in which the direction of each successive move is determined entirely at random

## random walk

noun

*Statistics*

A sequence of changes, either in the value of a random variable or in a process (as in the price of a share of stock), in which the direction and size of each change is randomly determined, subject to some specified rules.

## random walk

Noun

(*plural* random walks)

- (mathematics) A stochastic path consisting of a series of sequential movements, the direction (sometime length) of which is chosen at random