- (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.
Idioms about random
Origin of random
OTHER WORDS FROM randomran·dom·ly, adverbran·dom·ness, nounnon·ran·dom, adjectivenon·ran·dom·ness, noun
How to use random in a sentence
But science does not hold the answer to everything and even subscribes to the randomness of life on Earth.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing serves as a metaphor for Florida randomness quite like a sinkhole.
How much does randomness and juvenilia and alcohol contribute to each tweet?Dear Kathryn Bigelow: Bret Easton Ellis Is Really Sorry|Bret Easton Ellis|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fragile things—a crystal champagne flute, for instance, or a house of cards—are hurt by stress, randomness, and uncertainty.
Early versions of this idea were developed in his previous books Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan.
Which is why I prefer to inject a little randomness into my attacks on gait-recognition: I put a handful of gravel into each shoe.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
This was an impressive change that introduced a linear relation in a realm that was one of randomness or even chaos.
No matter how much we learn about death, we are still not free of its frightening randomness.
Reduction from practically infinite choices to a finite number of realizations is at best a matter of randomness and exposure.
Filled with 400 rods placed equidistantly, the lightning field is the interplay between precision and randomness.
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
Word Origin for random
Scientific definitions for random
Other Idioms and Phrases with random
see at random.