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ran·dom / ˈrandəm/ • adj. 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. PHRASES: at random without method or conscious decision: he opened the book at random.DERIVATIVES: ran·dom·ly adv. ran·dom·ness n.

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random †impetuosity, great speed or violence XIV; at (the) r., orig. in hawking and the tournament XV; at r., at great speed, (hence) at haphazard, without purpose XVI; †full range of a piece of ordnance, elevation of a gun; adj. XVII. ME. rand(o)un — OF. randon, rel. to randir run impetuously, gallop, of Gmc. orig.

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