Associations to the word «Arbitrary»


ARBITRARY, adjective. (usually of a decision) Based on individual discretion or judgment; not based on any objective distinction, perhaps even made at random.
ARBITRARY, adjective. Determined by impulse rather than reason; heavy-handed.
ARBITRARY, adjective. (mathematics) Any and all possible.
ARBITRARY, adjective. Determined by independent arbiter.
ARBITRARY, noun. Anything arbitrary, such as an arithmetical value or a fee.

Dictionary definition

ARBITRARY, adjective. Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves".

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