Random

ran•dom |ˈrandəm | adjective

1 made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision:
a random sample of 100 households.

Statistics governed by or involving equal chances for each item.
(of masonry) with stones of irregular size and shape.

2 informal odd, unusual, or unexpected:
I find it impossible to not laugh at such a random situation.

PHRASES

at random without method or conscious decision:
he opened the book at random.

DERIVATIVES

ran•dom•ly adverb,
ran•dom•ness noun

ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense ‘impetuous headlong rush’):
from Old Frenchrandon ‘great speed,’
from randir ‘gallop,’ from a Germanic root shared by rand.

I randomly wrote this post at a random time of day to explore randomness.

This is random.

That is random.

I am random.

You are random.

Tests are random.

Results are not.

Ranting is random.

Apologising is not.

Surveys are random.

Knowing is not.

Sampling is random.

Music is not.

Haste luego!

 

3 comments

  1. Randomly clever. 🙂

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