Meaning of RANDOM in English

■ adjective

1》 made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision.

↘ Brit. informal rather strange; odd.

2》 Statistics governed by or involving equal chances for each item.

3》 (of masonry) with stones of irregular size and shape.


~ization or ~isation noun

~ize or ~ise verb

~ly adverb

~ness noun


ME (in the sense 'impetuous headlong rush'): from OFr. randon 'great speed', from randir 'gallop', from a Gmc root shared by rand 2 .

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