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random number

noun, Statistics.
a number chosen by a random sampling, as from a table (random number table) or generated by a computer.
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First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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random numbers

plural noun
a sequence of numbers that do not form any progression, used to facilitate unbiased sampling of a population. A random-number generator is part of the software of most computers and many calculators
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