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random US English

Made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision

random US Thesaurus

random spot checks

at random US English

Without method or conscious decision

random play US English

A facility on a digital music player for playing tracks in an arbitrary order.

random shot US English

A shot fired without aim (also figurative).

random walk US English

The movements of an object or changes in a variable that follow no discernible pattern or trend

random-wise US English

In a random or haphazard manner.

random access US English

The process of transferring information to or from memory in which every memory location can be accessed directly rather than being accessed in a fixed sequence

random error US English

An error in measurement caused by factors that vary from one measurement to another

random noise US English

Unwanted electrical signals caused by randomly occurring transient disturbances, sometimes affecting sound or video output; specifically a signal component whose instantaneous amplitudes follow a statistically random or Gaussian distribution.

random number US English

A number selected from a given set of numbers in such a way that all the numbers in the set have the same chance of selection.

random sample US English

A sample drawn from a population by a random process, each member of it having an equal chance of inclusion.

random-jointed US English

(Especially of stonework) laid in irregular courses or lines.

random process US English

A process that is random or haphazard; (Statistics) a sequence of random variables; a process characterized by such a sequence.

random sampling US English

The process of obtaining random samples.

random variable US English

A quantity having a numerical value for each member of a group, especially one whose values occur according to a frequency distribution

random variate US English

= random variable.

random copolymer US English

A copolymer in which the different kinds of monomer residue are statistically distributed in the polymer molecules.

random selection US English

A random sample; random sampling; (more generally) a selection taken at random.

random distribution US English

A distribution that is random or haphazard; (Statistics) a probability distribution, especially the Poisson distribution.

random-access memory US English

Memory that permits random access, especially in the form of removable integrated circuits that can be read and written to at high speed; abbreviated RAM.

random number generator US English

A device or process designed to produce a random (or pseudorandom) sequence of numbers or symbols.

at random in random US English

Without method or conscious decision

nonrandom US English

Determined by or resulting from factors other than chance

pseudorandom US English

(Of a number, a sequence of numbers, or any digital data) satisfying one or more statistical tests for randomness but produced by a definite mathematical procedure

at random in random US Thesaurus

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