Maybe you're looking for the term "Markovian"?  
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MarkovProcess.html

On 08/09/2017 07:47 AM, Nick Thompson wrote:
> First.  I had always supposed that a stochastic process was one whose value
> was determined by two factors, a random factor AND it's last value.  So the
> next step in a random walk is "random" but the current value (it's present
> position on a surface, say) is "the result of a stochastic process."  From
> your responses, and from a short rummage in Wikipedia, I still can't tell if
> I am correct or not.  

-- 
☣ glen

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