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Synonyms for random
ˈræn dəm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. random(adj)

    lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance

    "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements"

    nonrandom, purposive


  1. random(noun)

    Of or relating to probability distribution.

    A toss of loaded dice is still random, though biased.


  2. random(noun)

    Pseudorandom in contrast to truly random; mimicking the result of random selection.

    The function generates a random number from a seed.

    nonentity, nobody, pseudorandom

  3. random(adjective)

    Representative and undistinguished; typical and average; selected for no particular reason.

    A random American off the street couldn't tell the difference.

    momentum, force, speed, velocity, average, typical

  4. random(adjective)

    Apropos of nothing; lacking context; unexpected; having apparent lack of plan, cause or reason.

    unexpected, arbitrary, unplanned

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. random

    haphazard, stray, chance, wild, aimless, purposeless, unpremeditated, casual, vague, accidental

    steady, aimed, intended, regular, controlled, purposed, intentional, deliberate, designed, normal, systematic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. random(a.)

    chance, casual, fortuitous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. random(a)

    haphazard, chance, stray, aimless, hazarded

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  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If we stand by the eagle, fish will die; if we stand by the fish, eagle will die! This dilemma has been created by the random evolutionary process. There is no goodness, there is no justice and there is no intelligence in here. We are living in a primitive and flawed order.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    The programming language of juking is random walks.

  3. Nic Gulas:

    It was a random dude just ran up to the balloon, stuck a knife in it, and ran off. We had police close by because of another driver earlier, so they went over and arrested him and his getaway driver.

  4. Steve Maviglio:

    Dividing the state into three random slices doesn't fix any of our state's problems.

  5. Cristian Tomasetti:

    This is the current paradigm and we feel that our new research breaks this paradigm, we discovered there's a third factor that actually causes most of the mutations -- random errors made during normal cell division.Asbestos exposure is still making people sickSo why was this never appreciated before ?

Translations for random

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  • willekeurigAfrikaans
  • عشوائيArabic
  • fulano, aleatoriCatalan, Valencian
  • náhodný, průměrný, nesouvisejícíCzech
  • ar hapWelsh
  • ligegyldig, overflødig, tilfældigDanish
  • zufälligGerman
  • τυχαίοςGreek
  • arbitra, hazardeca, aleatora, hazardaEsperanto
  • aleatorio, mucho quilombo, fulanoSpanish
  • juhuslik, suvaline, suvakasEstonian
  • تصادفیPersian
  • näennäissatunnainen, satunnainen, asiaankuulumaton, tavis, tavallinen, irrallinenFinnish
  • pseudo-aléatoire, aléatoire, moyen, stochastique, inconnu, sans queue ni tête, incohérentFrench
  • teagmhasach, fánachIrish
  • véletlenszerű, véletlenHungarian
  • պատահականArmenian
  • sconosciuto, estraneo, nullità, fortuito, casualeItalian
  • 勝手気まま, 平均的, 任意, 不可解, ランダム, 適当, 無作為, 出任せ, 野次馬Japanese
  • fortūitusLatin
  • zoufällegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tupurangiMāori
  • случаен, псевдослучаен, бесцеленMacedonian
  • таамгаарMongolian
  • rawakMalay
  • lukraak, toevallig, willekeurigDutch
  • tilfelleleg, tilfeldig, tilfelleligNorwegian
  • przypadkowy, losowyPolish
  • randômico, beltrano, aleatório, pseudo-randômico, sicrano, joão-ninguém, fulanoPortuguese
  • случайный, произвольный, псевдослучайный, первый попавшийся, неуместныйRussian
  • nasumice, proizvoljnoSerbo-Croatian
  • tillfällig, slumpmässigSwedish
  • rasgeleTurkish
  • випадковийUkrainian

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