Meaning of RANDOM in English


Pronunciation: ' ran-d ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, succession, surge, from Anglo-French randun, from Old French randir to run, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rinnan to run ― more at RUN

Date: 1561

: a haphazard course

– at random : without definite aim, direction, rule, or method <subjects chosen at random >

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