Associations to the word «Random»


RANDOM, noun. A roving motion; course without definite direction; lack of rule or method; chance.
RANDOM, noun. (obsolete) Speed, full speed; impetuosity, force. [14th-17thc.]
RANDOM, noun. (obsolete) The full range of a bullet or other projectile; hence, the angle at which a weapon is tilted to allow the greatest range. [16th-19thc.]
RANDOM, noun. (figuratively) (colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence. [from 20thc.]
RANDOM, noun. (mining) The direction of a rake-vein.
RANDOM, adjective. Having unpredictable outcomes and, in the ideal case, all outcomes equally probable; resulting from such selection; lacking statistical correlation.
RANDOM, adjective. (mathematics) Of or relating to probability distribution.
RANDOM, adjective. (computing) Pseudorandom; mimicking the result of random selection.
RANDOM, adjective. (somewhat colloquial) Representative and undistinguished; typical and average; selected for no particular reason.
RANDOM, adjective. (somewhat colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context; unexpected; having apparent lack of plan, cause, or reason.
RANDOM, adjective. (colloquial) Characterized by or often saying random things; habitually using non sequiturs.
RANDOM ACCESS, noun. (computing theory) The ability to access any element of a sequence in real time, without having to seek through preceding elements.
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY, noun. (electronics) Computer memory that dynamically stores program and data values during operation and in which each byte of memory may be directly accessed.
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY, noun. (computing) The main memory of a computer available for program execution or data storage.
RANDOM FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) (computing) A function whose value is chosen at random from its domain
RANDOM FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A function chosen at random from a set of functions
RANDOM FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of random function
RANDOM NUMBER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see random,‎ number.
RANDOM NUMBER, noun. A number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).
RANDOM NUMBER, noun. A number selected based on a uniform distribution, typically using a suitable generator (for example, rolling a die).
RANDOM NUMBER, noun. A pseudorandom number.
RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, noun. A device or algorithm that generates numbers selected at random or apparently at random. In many cases they actually select successive numbers deterministically and are more technically termed pseudorandom number generator.
RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS, noun. Plural of random number generator
RANDOM NUMBER GOD, noun. (roguelikes) (humorous) The pseudorandom number generator used by a roguelike game's engine.
RANDOM NUMBERS, noun. Plural of random number
RANDOM SAMPLE, noun. (statistics) A sample randomly taken from an investigated population.
RANDOM SAMPLES, noun. Plural of random sample
RANDOM SEED, noun. A number or vector used to initialize a pseudorandom number generator.
RANDOM SEQUENCE, noun. (statistics) (probability theory) A sequence of identically distributed random variables.
RANDOM VARIABLE, noun. (statistics) (broadly) A quantity whose value is random and to which a probability distribution is assigned, such as the possible outcome of a roll of a dice.
RANDOM VARIABLE, noun. (statistics) (formally) A measurable function from a sample space to the measurable space of possible values of the variable.
RANDOM VARIABLES, noun. Plural of random variable
RANDOM WALK, noun. (mathematics) A stochastic path consisting of a series of sequential movements, the direction (and sometime length) of which is chosen at random
RANDOM WALKER, noun. (mathematics) An object taking a random walk

Dictionary definition

RANDOM, adjective. Lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements".

Wise words

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