random number generator

[ ran-duhm nuhm-ber jen-uh-rey-ter ]
/ ˈræn dəm ˈnʌm bər ˌdʒɛn ə ˌreɪ tər /

noun Computers.

a computer algorithm that generates a random or pseudorandom number or symbol. Abbreviation: RNG

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Origin of random number generator

First recorded in 1950–55
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