Aleatory Definition

ālē-ə-tôrē
adjective
Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome.
An aleatory contract between an oil prospector and a landowner.
American Heritage
Of or depending on chance, luck, or contingency.
Webster's New World
Of or characterized by gambling.
Aleatory contests.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
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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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

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