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 ]

• ar‧bi‧trari‧ly

The victims were not chosen arbitrarily.

ADV : ADV with v

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