# Monte Carlo technique

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Term | Monte Carlo technique |
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Description | One of several mathematical techniques for performing probabilistic assessments. |

Definition | Monte Carlo technique
A repeated random sampling from the distribution of values for each of the parameters in a calculation (e.g., lifetime average daily exposure), to derive a distribution of estimates (of exposures) in the population. One of several mathematical techniques for performing probabilistic assessments. The method relies on the computational powers of modern computers to simulate the range and frequency of all possible outcomes of a process based on repeatedly sampling from the inputs provided by the user. These inputs are combined according to the model that is specified by the user. |

References | http://www.epa.gov/iris/help_gloss.htm#l |

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