pseudorandom
adjective Date: 1949 being or involving entities (as numbers) that are selected by a definite computational process but that satisfy one or more standard tests for statistical randomness

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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