Meaning of ARBITRARY in English

ARBITRARY

[ 'α:bɪt(rə)ri ]

■ adjective

1》 based on random choice or personal whim.

2》 (of power or a ruling body) autocratic.

3》 Mathematics (of a constant or other quantity) of unspecified value.

Derivatives

arbitrarily adverb

arbitrariness noun

Origin

ME: from L. arbitrarius , from arbiter 'judge, supreme ruler'.

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