Meaning of ARBITRARY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ɑ:(r)bɪtri, AM -treri ]
If you describe an action, rule, or decision as arbitrary , you think that it is not based on any principle, plan, or system. It often seems unfair because of this.
Arbitrary arrests and detention without trial were common.
ADJ [ disapproval ]
The victims were not chosen arbitrarily.
ADV : ADV with v
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006