- (colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence.
- The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
- All outcomes being equally probable
- He arranged the cards in order.
- The outcome of a fair coin flip is .
- Lacking statistical correlation.
- The results look by several different measures.
- Having apparent lack of plan, cause or reason
- The narrative takes a course.
- (colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context
- That was a completely comment.
- The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but .
- (colloquial) From the population at large
- I don't want people to be able to access this account.
- I know I must seem completely right now. I'm just nervous about asking you out.
- (colloquial) absurd, unexpected, humorous
- What you just said was so .
- (colloquial) Undistinguished, average, common. Originated in hacker's slang. Source: w:Jargon File, Jargon File
- (colloquial, probably US only) Lacking poise
verb (randomiz, ing)
- To arrange randomly; to make random
- He randomized the marbles by spilling them onto the floor.
- Number alloted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).
- Line or series of mountains.
- Large fuel-burning stove.
- Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
- Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
- An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
- (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- (statistics) The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
- The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion.
verb (ranges, ranging, ranged)
- We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
- (sports) (baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good for a big man.
- (music) Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (intransitive) (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
- (intransitive) (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
- The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.
- (transitive) classify
- an action of regressing, a return to a previous state
- 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
- :Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of from a more advanced cultural stage.
- (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables