randomize

[ ran-duh-mahyz ]
/ ˈræn dəˌmaɪz /

verb (used with object), ran·dom·ized, ran·dom·iz·ing.

to order or select in a random manner, as in a sample or experiment, especially in order to reduce bias and interference caused by irrelevant variables; make random.

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Also especially British, ran·dom·ise .

Origin of randomize

First recorded in 1925–30; random + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM randomize

ran·dom·i·za·tion, nounran·dom·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for randomize

randomize

randomise

/ (ˈrændəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to set up (a selection process, sample, etc) in a deliberately random way in order to enhance the statistical validity of any results obtained

Derived forms of randomize

randomization or randomisation, nounrandomizer or randomiser, noun
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