**pseudorandom** — pseu·do·ran·dom (so͞o dō rănʹdəm) adj. Of, relating to, or being random numbers generated by a definite, nonrandom computational process. * * * … Universalium

**pseudorandom** — adjective Of a sequence of numbers, such that it has all the properties of a random sequence following some probability distribution (except true randomness), but is actually generated using a deterministic algorithm … Wiktionary

**pseudorandom** — pseu·do·random … English syllables

**pseudorandom** — ˌ adjective Etymology: pseud + random : being or involving entities (as numbers) that are selected by a definite computational process (as one involving a computer) but that satisfy one or more standard tests for statistical randomness … Useful english dictionary

**Pseudorandom generator theorem** — In computational complexity a distribution is considered pseudorandom if no efficient computation can distinguish it from the true uniform distribution by a non negligible advantage. Formally, a family of distributions Dn is pseudorandom if for… … Wikipedia

**Pseudorandom generator** — In theoretical computer science, a pseudorandom generator is a deterministic method of generating a large amount of pseudorandom, or apparently random, data, from a small amount of initial random data. The initial data is commonly known as a… … Wikipedia

**Pseudorandom noise** — In cryptography, pseudorandom noise (PRN[1][2]) is a signal similar to noise which satisfies one or more of the standard tests for statistical randomness. Although it seems to lack any definite pattern, pseudorandom noise consists of a… … Wikipedia

**Pseudorandom number generator** — A pseudorandom number generator (PRNG), also known as a deterministic random bit generator (DRBG),[1] is an algorithm for generating a sequence of numbers that approximates the properties of random numbers. The sequence is not truly random in… … Wikipedia

**Pseudorandom function family** — In cryptography, a pseudorandom function family, abbreviated PRF, is a collection of efficiently computable functions which emulate a random oracle in the following way: No efficient algorithm can distinguish (with significant advantage) between… … Wikipedia

**Pseudorandom number sequence** — A Pseudorandom number sequence is a sequence of numbers that has been computed by some defined arithmetic process but is effectively a random number sequence for the purpose for which it is required. Although a pseudorandom number sequence in… … Wikipedia