Aleatory meaning

ālē-ə-tôrē
Dependant on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event.
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Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome.

An aleatory contract between an oil prospector and a landowner.

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Of or characterized by gambling.

Aleatory contests.

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(music) Using or consisting of sounds to be chosen by the performer or left to chance; indeterminate.

An object placed inside the piano added an aleatory element to the piece.

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Of or depending on chance, luck, or contingency.
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Depending on the throw of a die; random, arising by chance.
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Origin of aleatory

  • Latin āleātōrius from āleātor gambler from ālea game of chance, die

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin āleātōrius, from āleātor (“dice-player”), from ālea (“a die”).

    From Wiktionary