Dependant on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event.
Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome.
An aleatory contract between an oil prospector and a landowner.
Of or characterized by gambling.
(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.
Of or depending on chance, luck, or contingency.
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”).