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Definition of Random

Random

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

Random Quotations

I don't believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you're spending your time doing something worthwhile.
Helen Mirren

There are good people who are dealt a bad hand by fate, and bad people who live long, comfortable, privileged lives. A small twist of fate can save or end a life; random chance is a permanent, powerful player in each of our lives, and in human history as well.
Jeff Greenfield

When I go to Afghanistan, I realize I've been spared, due to a random genetic lottery, by being born to people who had the means to get out. Every time I go to Afghanistan I am haunted by that.
Khaled Hosseini

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
Franz Kafka

I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren't random.
Steve Jobs
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Random Translations

random in Dutch is toevallig, incidenteel
random in French is au hasard
random in German is wahlfrei, Zufalls..
random in Spanish is escogido al azar
random in Swedish is slumpvis
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