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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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Guest editorial: treatment of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty in performance assessments for complex systems: Elsevier.
Conversely, a simulation that perfectly replicates the physical system contains only aleatory uncertainty.
Aleatory explanation [explanation of aleatory phenomena] still requires laws to ground explanations, but reference to these laws does not appear directly in the explanations themselves, and they are not covering laws.
** Aleatory risks concern events whose probability can be calculated, ex ante or ex post.
2007): (i) aleatory uncertainty (statistical variability); and (if) epistemic uncertainty (lack of knowledge).
In everyday life power can more easily discipline individual bodies, yet during an aleatory event--whether a famine, flood, earthquake, or terrorist attack--power targets the population through interventions whose outcomes are premised upon health and demographic statistics that function to "optimize a state of life" of an entire population (Foucault, 2003, page 246).
In contrast to Vito Corleone, director Francis Ford Coppola conveys a deep appreciation for "rogue elements" and the "aleatory and unplanned." He entertains such elements to explore the faults in the "rationalist operation" of patriarchal, logocentric law.
The new Civil Code regulates within three articles (Articles 2264-2266) the gambling and betting, as subspecies of aleatory contracts.
Two different uncertainty sources are involved in reliability engineering: aleatory uncertainty and epistemic uncertainty [1-3].
Brenet's style is described as eclectic, using atonal, non-serial language in which aleatory techniques are employed.
Consider their critique of The Avant-Garde Finds Andy Hardy (1998) where Robert Ray mobilizes Surrealism in the form of automatism and aleatory practices to explore the elective affinity between film noir and the 1941 film, Life Begins for Andy Hardy.
Mallarme's imagining of the empirical randomness of modernity makes him the intellectual grandfather of the author of After Finitude who expounds on the aleatory (from Latin alea, die) as an illustration of the limited contingency allowed by "unalterable physical laws":