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RANDOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does random mean? 

RANDOM (adjective)
  The adjective RANDOM has 2 senses:

1. lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
2. taken haphazardly

  Familiarity information: RANDOM used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RANDOM (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance

Context examples:

a random choice / bombs fell at random / random movements

Similar:

ergodic (positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions)

haphazard; hit-or-miss (dependent upon or characterized by chance)

stochastic (being or having a random variable)

Antonym:

nonrandom (not random)


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Meaning:

Taken haphazardly

Context example:

a random choice

Similar:

unselected (not selected)


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