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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Origin of random number

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for random numbers

random numbers

pl n

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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