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Definition of the adjective aleatory
What does aleatory mean as an attribute of a noun?
- dependent on chance
- example: the aleatory element in life
- similar: unpredictable
Alternative definition of the adjective aleatory
- Depending on the throw of a die; random, arising by chance
- synonym: stochastic
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Aleatoric, Aleatory (Latin, alea meaning 'dice') : A compositional technique where the choice of pitch, rhythmic value and order of events is left to chance; not to be confused with "indeterminacy" or "improvisation" Aleatory (Boulez) : The ...
by Lawrence Silver, Robert E Stevens, Kenneth Clow
A contract is an aleatory contract when it meets one or both of two conditions. One condition is that the execution or performance under the contract depends on a contingency or random event that is beyond the control of either party to the ...
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)
by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division
x Aleatory music Chance music Music, Aleatory Music, Chance xx Music Chance music See Chance composition Chance compositions Change, Educational * See Educational innovations Change, ...
by Chris Baldick
Aleatory writing involves an element of randomness either in composition, as in * automatic writing and the *cutup, or in the reader's selection and ordering of written fragments, as in B. S. Johnson's novel The Unfortunates (1969), a box of 27 ...
by Richard Kostelanetz
ALEATORY MUSIC: (1950s). The word aleatory is derived from the Latin "alea," that is, a die. (Julius Caesar exclaimed after crossing the Rubicon, "Alea jacta est. ") Aleatory music in the literal Sense is not a new invention. "Dice music" was a ...
Debtor's Dictionary (2010)
The American Encyclopedia of Consumer Credit by Sidney Moore
Aleatory Contract——A contract under which a person pays money on the chance of obtaining a greater amount of money in return, upon the occurrence of a specific event—such as a gambling contract or an insurance policy. Usually illegal ...
by Steven H. Gifis
ALEATORY CONTRACT see aleatory [ALEATORY CONTRACT]. BILATERAL CONTRACT one in which there are mutual promises between two parties, each being both a promisor and a promisee. CONDITIONAL CONTRACT a contract ...
by J. A. Cuddon
'Aleatory' means depending on the throw of a die, and it here refers to writing (as well as to the composition of music, sculpture and painting) achieved by some random means, by leaving things to ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
aleatory. ale-a-to-ry \'a-le-a-,tor-e\ adj [Latin aleatorius of a gambler, from aleator gambler, dice player, from alea, a dice...
aleatory contract — see CONTRACT aleatory promise — see PROMISE ALI ...
by Charles François
BELIS: “Aleatory phenomena present a subjective aspect related to the observer and an objective...
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Scrabble value of A1L1E1A1T1O1R1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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