random

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Random is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
random

Comparative
more random

Superlative
most random

  1. If something is random, there is no purpose, reason, or pattern.
    I have to sit there like typing in random keywords to see if it's a keyword.
    Why don't you get organised instead of just contacting random people.
  2. (statistics) If a process is random, every option has an equal chance of happening.
    20 per cent of the random sample of the libraries were public in any normal sense of the word.
    Banks use random numbers to make codes to keep your computer banking safe and secret.

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