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Randomness is a member of the word family random, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun randomness

What does randomness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: randomnesses

  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    • domain: thermodynamics
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of randomness: entropy / S
    • more generic term: physical property = any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
    • more specific term: conformational entropy = entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone
  2. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

Alternative definition of the noun randomness


  1. The property of all possible outcomes being equally likely.
  2. [mathematics] A type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  3. A measure of the lack of purpose, logic, or objectivity of an event.


"Randomness" is a musical single of Bella Bizelle.

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Randomness means lack of pattern or predictability in events. Randomness suggests a non-order or non-coherence in a sequence of symbols or steps, such that there is no intelligible pattern or combination.

  • also known as 随机性

Phrases with Randomness

  1. Kolmogorov Randomness
  2. Algorithmic Randomness
  3. Statistical randomness

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Randomness

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Google previewEvaluation of Drug Activities (2013)

Pharmacometrics by D R Laurence, A. L. Bacharach

Thus, randomness is a property of the process of sampling, not of an individual sample.

Google previewHow to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog (2009)

by Chad Orzel

Quantum randomness is a tremendously disturbing idea for people raised on classical physics, where if you know the...

Google previewHow to Teach Physics to Your Dog (2010)

by Chad Orzel

Quantum randomness is a tremendously disturbing idea for people raised on classical physics, where if you know the...

Google previewA Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing (2008)

The Sparse Way by Stephane Mallat

Randomness is a powerful tool to build incoherent dictionaries. Compressive sensing suggests designing new signal-acquisition devices that recover high- resolution signals from lower-resolution randomized measurements. Ending the book ...

Google previewIntroduction to Cryptography with Mathematical Foundations and Computer Implementations (2010)

by Alexander Stanoyevitch

Randomness is a natural phenomenon that refers to the unpredictability of certain events. Examples of natural events whose outcomes are random include flipping a coin (and noting if heads or tails shows), throwing a die (and counting the ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2008)

Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity by Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner

Second, randomness that is real appears to have a good purpose. As we breathe , our bodies release carbon dioxide. If there were not a randomizing of this poisonous gas as it is exhaled, then when we inhale we would breathe in that poison.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

by Neil J. Salkind

extract randomness from physical phenomena, such as quantum events or chaotic systems. For example, random numbers can be generated by measuring the variations in the time ...

Google previewThe Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005)

by Edward Craig, Knightsbridge Professor of Philosophy Edward Craig

See also: Platonism, Renaissance; Renaissance philosophy; Rhetoric PETER MACK RANDOMNESS The fundamental intuition underlying randomness is the absence of order or pattern. To cash out this intuition philosophers and scientists ...

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Quotes about Randomness

Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty, new things, come about. (John Polkinghorne)
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Scrabble value of R1A1N1D2O1M3N1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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