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random Tweet Definition of random Like Definition of random on Facebook
noun 
  1. (colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence.
The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
adjective 
  1. All outcomes being equally probable
He arranged the cards in order.
  1. Unpredictable
The outcome of a fair coin flip is .
  1. Lacking statistical correlation.
The results look by several different measures.
  1. Having apparent lack of plan, cause or reason
The narrative takes a course.
  1. (colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context
That was a completely comment.
The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but .
  1. (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.
  1. (colloquial) absurd, unexpected, humorous
What you just said was so .
  1. (colloquial) Undistinguished, average, common. Originated in hacker's slang. Source: w:Jargon File, Jargon File
  2. (colloquial, probably US only) Lacking poise
     
randomize Tweet Definition of randomize Like Definition of randomize on Facebook
verb (randomiz, ing)
  1. To arrange randomly; to make random
He randomized the marbles by spilling them onto the floor.
     
random number Tweet Definition of random number Like Definition of random number on Facebook
noun 
  1. Number alloted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).
     
range Tweet Definition of range Like Definition of range on Facebook
noun 
  1. Line or series of mountains.
  2. Large fuel-burning stove.
  3. Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
  4. Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
  5. An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
  6. (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
  7. (statistics) The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
  8. The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion.
We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
  1. (sports) (baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
Jones has good for a big man.
  1. (music) Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
  2. (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
verb (ranges, ranging, ranged)
  1. (intransitive) (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
  2. (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.
  1. (transitive) classify
     
regression Tweet Definition of regression Like Definition of regression on Facebook
noun 
  1. 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.
      1. (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables
     

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