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aleatory

adj. uncertain; usually applied to insurance contracts in which payment is dependent on the occurrence of a contingent event, such as injury to the insured person in an accident or fire damage to his insured building.

aleatory

(Perilous), adjective adventurous, beset with perils, dangerous, endangered, exposed, exposed to risk, fraught with danger, full of risk, hazardous, imperiled, minatory, ominous, parlous, precarious, riskful, risky, treacherous, unsafe, venturesome, venturous

aleatory

(Uncertain), adjective alterable, ambiguous, capricious, changeable, changeful, depending, dubious, equivocal, in question, incalculable, indefinite, mutable, not fixed, open, permutable, protean, undecided, unsettled, unstable, unsure, variable
Associated concepts: aleatory contract
See also: speculative
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Figure 2 shows a framework for incorporation of aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, the so-called Global Representation of Uncertainty in the Modelling Process (GRUMP).
23) Indeed, the vague receipts included in women's cookbooks retain of the aura of the original work of art of which Benjamin writes most of all, since they reveal the individual, aleatory nature of banquet theatre.
In line with the Bayesian approach, the uncertainty in parameters and input of QRA models is divided into aleatory (stochastic) and epistemic (state-of-knowledge) uncertainty (e.
His insistence that the patterns and similarities in Greene's oeuvre are not aleatory, but exist because Greene deliberately pursued such generalizations, is neither enlightening nor important.
In the end, Meillassoux contends that 'what the set-theoretical axiomatic demonstrates is at the very least a fundamental uncertainty regarding the totalizability of the possible,' and thus 'we should restrict the claims of aleatory reasoning solely to objects of experience' (105).
2) This contradiction yielded a shift in artistic agency, from the connoisseur whose traditional aesthetic intuition determines value to the potter whose individual craft creates new forms, and a shift of emphasis from the fire that creates the aleatory kiln effects (yohen) of traditional pottery--objects too hot to touch--to a more controlled application of technique.
I'd like to document the aleatory everyday: the oddness of things and bodies as they unfold in time before they are assimilated to the haunted phantasies of the familiar.
It never ceases to amaze me that anyone believes all those people have gone to Huddersfield solely to explore the sound world of contemporary aleatory composition.
The feasibility and application limits of stochastic computational models involve both aleatory and epistemic uncertainties.
Ascoli is equally convincing in showing that Dante's delineation of a language at once "Italy's, the prince's, the curia's, the poets', and his own" (166) cannot escape the inconsistencies that would attend any effort to harmonize the aleatory, feminine, childlike nature of Italian and the regulated, masculine, mature nature of Latin.