- (of building materials) lacking uniformity of dimensions: random shingles.
- (of ashlar) laid without continuous courses.
- constructed or applied without regularity: random bond.
- unknown, unidentified, or suspiciously out of place: A couple of random guys showed up at the party.
- odd or unpredictable, often in an amusing way: my totally random life.
- a person or thing that is unknown, unidentified, or suspiciously out of place.
- a person or thing that is odd or unpredictable.
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Of course, this being Sam and Dean, they keep right on fighting monsters — and it’s a random monster fight, not long after their big win, that finishes Dean off once and for all.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
Then make another random slice through each of those two polygons.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The fact they explored all three at random seemed to show they could not remember which parts of the maze they had seen already.
The only difference between training runs were the random values assigned to the neural network at the start.
Instead of working your way horizontally across the board, you select random clues from anywhere on the board, one at a time.
At that unlucky moment, his call was being randomly screened.
“There are not that many bad… guys whose goal in life is to go and randomly mess with patients in hospitals,” Hoyme said.
And randomly selected panels are well suited to political questions that we might otherwise addresses through a big referendum.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We could be randomly detained or harassed in order to make an example of us.
The universe becomes a chaotic universe if you have a parent or authority figure who just punishes you totally randomly.Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity|Caryn James|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The French word "mouill" appears, apparently randomly, both with and without the acute accent.
Because of dependency on cover, woodrats do not forage randomly in all directions from the house.Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana|Henry S. Fitch
"Bang," he said randomly, pointing his finger at his head, and then jerked his hand away as if it had burned him.Games|Katherine MacLean
In swift water, seine-hauls were usually made downstream, but in quiet areas seining was done randomly.Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas|W. L. Minckley
Cages were on one of five shelves of a movable tier of shelving, and were rotated randomly, from one shelf to another, each week.
British Dictionary definitions for random
- having a value which cannot be determined but only described probabilisticallya random variable
- chosen without regard to any characteristics of the individual members of the population so that each has an equal chance of being selectedrandom sampling
Derived forms of randomrandomly, adverbrandomness, noun
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see at random.