Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a random manner; at random, or without aim, purpose, or guidance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a random manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a random way

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a random manner

Etymologies

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random +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The only reason an artist would have a standards based, accessible site is if the label randomly chooses a decent agency but 95% of the time they will go for Flash, they just can't see past it.

    Stuff and Nonsense

  • It has some very basic tasks like fetching the roster, sending presence, idling, joining MUC-Rooms and writing messages which it calls randomly in each thread iteration.

    Planet Jabber

  • Sadly many GN-XIIIs and one Ahead were lost to Sumeragi's hax (or what they call randomly firing off their superior weapons, and calling it tactics) and that infernal TRANS-AM BS.

    Anime Nano!

  • In a second test, 71 volunteers were again randomly assigned to either watch other people exert self-control by choosing to eat a carrot rather than a cookie when presented with both options, or fail to exert self-control by eating a cookie rather than a carrot.

    Social contagions

  • In a second test, 71 volunteers were again randomly assigned to either watch other people exert self-control by choosing to eat a carrot rather than a cookie when presented with both options, or fail to exert self-control by eating a cookie rather than a carrot.

    Social contagions

  • Yup just an email, nothing special and the winner will be chosen randomly from the email addresses sent in.

    Twilight Lexicon » MuteMath Contest

  • In English, this says the probability that if you picked someone randomly from those who speak out against immigration would be racist is higher than the probability that someone would be racist if chosen randomly from the entire population.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Immigration: Costs and Benefits, in Liberty and Otherwise

  • I picked this book randomly from the library, with some expectations regarding the subject, and I was very pleasantly surprised.

    Books of January « Inane Bits

  • He played a creepy dude who called women he selected randomly from the phone book and pleasured himself during the conversations.

    David Duchovny’s Sex Addiction: The Signs Were There » MTV Movies Blog

  • Those that come randomly from a "flash of genius" I don't think are altogether great in the first place, and aren't nearly as brilliant as people like to think.

    Worth Watching - July 20: Greg Kinnear's Flash of Genius Trailer « FirstShowing.net

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