Definitions

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  • noun The property of all possible outcomes being equally likely.
  • noun mathematics A type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  • noun A measure of the lack of purpose, logic, or objectivity of an event.

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

  • noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
  • noun (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

Etymologies

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random +‎ -ness

Examples

Comments

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  • I clicked the "random word" link and came to this page. The odds are incogitable. And now I will go back to my sci-fi novel about ghost-in-the-machine, rogue AIs

    November 30, 2012

  • Is it Arthur Koestler's ghost?

    Are you related to Gilbert Ryle, ry?

    Hope that doesn't rile you.

    Hold on holons!

    Ask ri to ask ry to ask why?!?! iroquoisy???? (see comments for further explanation)

    spinon and on and on................Welcome to wordnik, word-ry! Have fun!

    December 5, 2012

  • ooh fbharjo I never saw the below comment. Thanks for the welcome and the...vote of confidence?

    December 23, 2012