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ran·dom /ˈrændəm/

隨意,任意(a.)任意的,隨便的,胡亂的,隨機的(ad.)胡亂地

From: Network Terminology

random

隨機

Ran·dom n.

1. Force; violence. [Obs.]

*For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force.* --*E. Hall.*

2. A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance; -- commonly used in the phrase __at random__, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

Counsels, when they fly

At random, sometimes hit most happily. --*Herrick.*

O, many a shaft, at random sent,

Finds mark the archer little meant! --*Sir W. Scott.*

3. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.

4. Mining The direction of a rake-vein.

Ran·dom, a.

1. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess.

*Some random truths he can impart.* --*Wordsworth.*

*So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle to the random.* --*H. Spencer.*

**at random** in a manner so that all possible results have an equal probability of occurrence; for processes, each possible result is counted separately although the same type of result may occur more than once .

**Random courses** Masonry, courses of stone of unequal thickness.

**Random shot**, a shot not directed or aimed toward any particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun much elevated.

**Random work** Masonry, stonework consisting of stones of unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor always with flat beds.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

random

adj 1: lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by

or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell

at random"; "random movements" [ant: nonrandom]

2: taken haphazardly; "a random choice"