[ adjective ] lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
"a random choice" "bombs fell at random" "random movements"
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There is no justification for systematizing the random statements of Irenaeus about the image of God beyond this , nor for reading into his imprecise usage the later theological distinction between the image of God ( humanity ) and the similitude of God ( immortality ) .(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .
[ adjective ] taken haphazardly
"a random choice"
Used in print(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
Efforts were made to take the grab_samples at random periods so that the mass of data could be treated as a 6 - hr composite sample .