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Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
Brandon Boyd

Meaning of "random" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RANDOM

From Old French randon, from randir to gallop, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German rinnan to run.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RANDOM

random  [ˈrændəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RANDOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Random can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RANDOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

random

Randomness

Randomness means lack of pattern or predictability in events. Randomness suggests a non-order or non-coherence in a sequence of symbols or steps, such that there is no intelligible pattern or combination. Applied usage in science, mathematics and statistics recognizes a lack of predictability when referring to randomness, but admits regularities in the occurrences of events whose outcomes are not certain. For example, when throwing two dice and counting the total, we can say that a sum of 7 will randomly occur twice as often as 4. This view, where randomness simply refers to situations where the certainty of the outcome is at issue, applies to concepts of chance, probability, and information entropy. In these situations, randomness implies a measure of uncertainty, and notions of haphazardness are irrelevant. The fields of mathematics, probability, and statistics use formal definitions of randomness. In statistics, a random variable is an assignment of a numerical value to each possible outcome of an event space. This association facilitates the identification and the calculation of probabilities of the events.

Definition of random in the English dictionary

The first definition of random in the dictionary is lacking any definite plan or prearranged order; haphazard. Other definition of random is having a value which cannot be determined but only described probabilistically. Random is also chosen without regard to any characteristics of the individual members of the population so that each has an equal chance of being selected.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RANDOM


addendum
əˈdɛndəm
avisandum
ˌævɪˈzændəm
avizandum
ˌævɪˈzændəm
Carborundum
ˌkɑːbəˈrʌndəm
Christendom
ˈkrɪsəndəm
corrigendum
ˌkɒrɪˈdʒɛndəm
corundum
kəˈrʌndəm
fandom
ˈfændəm
grandam
ˈɡrændəm
Lindum
ˈlɪndəm
mandom
ˈmændəm
memorandum
ˌmɛməˈrændəm
mutandum
mjuːˈtændəm
nonrandom
ˌnɒnˈrændəm
notandum
nəʊˈtændəm
pseudorandom
ˌsjuːdəʊˈrændəm
queendom
ˈkwiːndəm
referendum
ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm
tandem
ˈtændəm
Wyndham
ˈwɪndəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RANDOM

random access
random access memory
random number
random number generator
random numbers
random rubble
random sample
random variable
random walk
random walk theory
randomer
randomisation
randomiser
randomization
randomize
randomizer
randomly
randomness
randomwise

WORDS THAT END LIKE RANDOM

animal kingdom
at random
boredom
condom
conventional wisdom
dom
female condom
freedom
heathendom
kingdom
kitchendom
martyrdom
Old Kingdom
pagandom
Radom
seldom
Sodom
stardom
United Kingdom
wisdom

Synonyms and antonyms of random in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RANDOM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «random» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of random

Translation of «random» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RANDOM

Find out the translation of random to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of random from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «random» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

任意的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

al azar
570 millions of speakers

English

random
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यादृच्छिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَشْوَائِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

случайный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aleatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এলোমেলো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aléatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rawak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

willkürlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手当たり次第の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무작위의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Acak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngẫu nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீரற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यादृच्छिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rasgele
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

casuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypadkowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випадковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aleatoriu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τυχαίος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ewekansige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slumpartad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilfeldig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of random

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RANDOM»

The term «random» is very widely used and occupies the 1.914 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RANDOM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about random

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10 QUOTES WITH «RANDOM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word random.
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Michael Arrington
Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side - only hypocrisy and hate.
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Kabir Bedi
I'm constantly complimented for my voice, even by random people at the airport!
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Rebecca Black
To me I'm just a regular person going to the mall with friends, and now I'm in Forever 21 and I see this random group of girls staring at me and taking pictures. But now I usually have my dad, who is a really tall and intimidating person with me, so he's kind of my bodyguard.
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Brandon Boyd
Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
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Paul Buchheit
Only my phone number and email are private because I don't want random people calling me. But I like the ability to share everything.
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Albert Camus
It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
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Jennifer Damiano
Twenty-two is just such a random age. It's a little blah.
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Princess Diana
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
I'm not engaged in predicting random number generators. I actually get phone calls from people who want to know what lottery numbers are going to win. I don't have a clue.
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Matt Emmons
It's sometimes the random people that say things that aren't so nice, but that's okay.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RANDOM»

Discover the use of random in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to random and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in ...
Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, 2012
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Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures
This Fourth Edition features coverage of new developments in random data management and analysis procedures that are applicable to a broad range of applied fields, from the aerospace and automotive industries to oceanographic and biomedical ...
Julius S. Bendat, Allan G. Piersol, 2011
3
Double Cross
One small decision can change everything . . . The fourth novel in Malorie Blackman's powerful Noughts & Crosses sequence.
Malorie Blackman, 2009
4
Random Graphs
Poised to stimulate research for years to come, this new work covers developments of the last decade, providing a much-needed, modern overview of this fast-growing area of combinatorics.
Svante Janson, Tomasz Luczak, Andrzej Rucinski, 2011
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Random Walks in Biology
This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know.
Howard C. Berg, 1993
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Random
From one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British playwriting.
Debbie Tucker Green, 2011
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Probability and Random Processes
A resource for probability AND random processes, with hundreds of worked examples and probability and Fourier transform tables This survival guide in probability and random processes eliminates the need to pore through several resources to ...
Venkatarama Krishnan, 2006
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A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
This book was originally published with the same title, Glencoe, IL, The Free Press, 1955 and includes a new foreword by Michael Rich.
Rand Corporation, 2001
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Random Functions and Hydrology
Advanced-level view of the tools of random processes and field theory as applied to the analysis and synthesis of hydrologic phenomena.
Rafael L. Bras, 1985
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Random Vibrations: Analysis of Structural and Mechanical Systems
Introduction to Random Vibrations will lead readers in a user-friendly fashion to a thorough understanding of vibrations of linear and nonlinear systems that undergo stochastic-random-excitation. · Provides over 150 worked out example ...
Loren D. Lutes, Shahram Sarkani, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RANDOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term random is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amazon, Penguin Random House Agree to New Deal on Book Sales
Penguin Random House, which is majority owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co., ... Penguin Random House is the last of the five major book publishers to sign a ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
2
New 'Fifty Shades' Book Missing From Random House
According to the BBC, Random House, the book's publisher, fears the manuscript may be sold on the black market or posted online. James announced the book ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
3
Random House Canada to Publish THE MARRIOT CELL by …
TORONTO, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Random House Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, has acquired world rights to the much ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
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Patricia Arquette to Publish Memoir Through Random House
The Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress will focus on her life growing up in the storied Arquette family, which includes “Pulp ... «TheWrap, Apr 15»
5
Daly: Drug testing not random; Tour responds
When he completed his pro-am round on Wednesday at the Valspar Championship the five-time Tour winner reiterated his claim that testing is not random, ... «Golf Channel, Mar 15»
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Serial shooter suspected in 5 random attacks on pedestrians, 1 dead
A man who police say is the fifth victim of the random shooter says he's still in shock over what happened to him since all he was doing was "going for a walk." «WLS-TV, Feb 15»
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New Books From Dr. Seuss to Be Published After Manuscript …
According to Random House, the new title will focus on a child's excitement over selecting a pet, and will feature the brother and sister characters introduced in ... «ABC News, Feb 15»
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White House Says Shooting at Kosher Market in Paris Was 'Random'
KARL: This was not a random shooting of a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. This was an attack on a kosher deli. Does the president have any doubt that those ... «ABC News, Feb 15»
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Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer …
If stem cells make random mistakes and mutate during this cell division, cancer can develop. The more of these mistakes that happen, the greater a person's risk ... «WebMD, Jan 15»
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Random House Goes for Quick Payoff, Clears 'Barry One'
In a statement released Monday to The Wrap that raises many more questions than it answers, Random House finally admits: “The name 'Barry' referenced in ... «Breitbart News, Dec 14»

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