- The definition of random is an action that happens without order or without reason.
- An example of random is when you close your eyes and choose one of two options.
- An example of random is violence where the criminal doesn't care who the victim is and has no reason for his action.
random definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English randoun ; from Old French randon, violence, speed (in a randon, violently) ; from randir, to run violently ; from Frankish an unverified form rant, a running, akin to Old High German rinnan, to run
- lacking aim or method; purposeless; haphazard
- not uniform; esp., of different sizes: said of stones, etc. in certain types of masonry
- Statistics of statistical sample selection in which all possible samples have equal probability of selection
random definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements. See Synonyms at chance.
- Mathematics & Statistics Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
- Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.
Origin: From at random, by chance, at great speed, from Middle English randon, speed, violence, from Old French, from randir, to run, of Germanic origin.
- ranˈdom·ly adverb
- ranˈdom·ness noun
random - Phrases/Idioms
random - Science Definition
- Relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
- Relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.