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  • 1 random — ran‧dom [ˈrændəm] adjective 1. random sample/​ check/​test etc a sample, check etc in which things or people are chosen without any particular reason or pattern so that they will include a typical mixture of the larger group they represent: • The …

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  • 2 Random — Ran dom, a. 1. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess. [1913 Webster] Some random truths he can… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Random 1 — is a documentary style reality television series that aired from November 2005 to January 2006 on the A E cable network. In each episode, hosts John Chester and Andre Miller travel from town to town, in Miller s real life, rickety pickup truck… …

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  • 4 Random — est un super vilain appartenant à l univers de Marvel Comics. Random is a word mainly used by a group of friends while talking about something strange or in a wierd way, this is mainly people in the U.S.A. which know one know why and also in… …

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  • 5 random — random, haphazard, chance, chancy, casual, desultory, hit or miss, happy go lucky are comparable when they mean having a cause or a character that is determined by accident rather than by design or by method. What is random comes, goes, occurs,… …

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  • 6 Random — Ran dom (r[a^]n d[u^]m), n. [OE. randon, OF. randon force, violence, rapidity, [ a] randon, de randon, violently, suddenly, rapidly, prob. of German origin; cf. G. rand edge, border, OHG. rant shield, edge of a shield, akin to E. rand, n. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Random 1-8 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Random 1 8 es un EP de la banda inglesa Muse. Fue lanzado únicamente en Japón en el año 2000. Este EP incluye caras B de otros singles, remezclas y versiones en directo. Lista de canciones Host Coma Pink Ego Box… …

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  • 8 random — [ran′dəm] n. [ME randoun < OFr randon, violence, speed (in a randon, violently) < randir, to run violently < Frank * rant, a running, akin to OHG rinnan, to RUN] impetuous and haphazard movement: now only in at random, without careful… …

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  • 9 random — (adj.) having no definite aim or purpose, 1650s, from at random (1560s), at great speed (thus, carelessly, haphazardly ), alteration of M.E. randon impetuosity, speed (c.1300), from O.Fr. randon rush, disorder, force, impetuosity, from randir to… …

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  • 10 random — / rændəm/, it. / random/ agg. ingl. (propriam. casuale ). (inform., stat.) [che è privo di regolarità: accesso r. alla memoria di un elaboratore ] ▶◀ casuale. ‖ aleatorio …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 11 random — I adjective accidental, aimless, blind, casual, chance, cursory, designless, desultory, done without reason, fortuitous, haphazard, immethodical, incidental, indiscriminate, irregular, orderless, promiscuous, purposeless, stray, unaimed,… …

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  • 12 random — [adj] haphazard, chance accidental, adventitious, aimless, arbitrary, casual, contingent, designless, desultory, driftless, fluky, fortuitous, hit or miss*, incidental, indiscriminate, irregular, objectless, odd, promiscuous, purposeless,… …

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  • 13 random — ► ADJECTIVE 1) made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision. 2) Statistics governed by or involving equal chances for each item. DERIVATIVES randomize (also randomise) verb randomly adverb randomness noun. ORIGIN orig …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 random — 01. Student pairs are chosen at [random] for the speaking test at the end of each session of the English Language Program. 02. Olympic athletes are subject to [random] drug testing. 03. Several people put their names forward to work on the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 random — [[t]ræ̱ndəm[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A random sample or method is one in which all the people or things involved have an equal chance of being chosen. The survey used a random sample of two thousand people across England and Wales... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 random — randomly, adv. randomness, n. /ran deuhm/, adj. 1. proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern: the random selection of numbers. 2. Statistics. of or characterizing a process of selection in which each item of a set… …

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  • 17 random — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, succession, surge, from Anglo French randun, from Old French randir to run, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rinnan to run more at run Date: 1561 a haphazard course II. adjective Date: 1632 1. a.… …

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  • 18 random — ran|dom [ˈrændəm] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: randon great speed or force , from randir to run ] 1.) happening or chosen without any definite plan, aim, or pattern ▪ The company has introduced random drug testing of its employees …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 random — adjective 1 happening or chosen without any definite plan, aim, or pattern: a random sample | random drug testing of athletes | A few random shots were fired. 2 at random in a random way: The killer appears to have selected his victims at random …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 random — ran•dom [[t]ˈræn dəm[/t]] adj. 1) occurring or done without definite aim, reason, or pattern: random examples[/ex] 2) sta Statistics. of or characterizing a process of selection in which each item of a set has an equal probability of being chosen …

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