## RANDOM

### Random

**Random**is a fictional character and antihero created by writer Peter David for the Marvel Comics series X-Factor. He started out as a thorn in the side of X-Factor, but he later became a reluctant ally of theirs. The mystery of his life has yet to be completely revealed.

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### random

#### Noun

- A roving motion; course without definite direction; lack of rule or method; chance.
- Speed, full speed; impetuosity, force.
- The full range of a bullet or other projectile; hence, the angle at which a weapon is tilted to allow the greatest range.
- An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence.
*The party was boring. It was full of***randoms**.

- The direction of a rake-vein.

#### Adjective

- Having unpredictable outcomes and, in the ideal case, all outcomes equally probable; resulting from such selection; lacking statistical correlation.
*The flip of a fair coin is purely***random**.*The newspaper conducted a***random**sample of five hundred American teenagers.*The results of the field survey look***random**by several different measures.

- Of or relating to probability distribution.
*A toss of loaded dice is still***random**, though biased.

- Pseudorandom in contrast to truly random; mimicking the result of random selection.
*The*`rand`function generates a**random**number from a seed.

- Representative and undistinguished; typical and average; selected for no particular reason.
*A***random**American off the street couldn't tell the difference.

- Apropos of nothing; lacking context; unexpected; having apparent lack of plan, cause or reason.
*That was a completely***random**comment.*The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but***random**.*The narrative takes a***random**course.

- Characterized by or often saying
*random*things; habitually using non sequiturs.*You're so***random**!

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