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Definition of random:

  1. 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.
  2. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.
  3. Force; violence.
  4. 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.
  5. The direction of a rake- vein.

Synonyms:

stray, haphazard, blind, desultory, indiscriminate, hit-or-miss, planless, unsystematic, spot, desultory, undirected, stochastic, planned, orderless, unselected, unplanned, indiscriminate, aleatory, unplanned.

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