Definition of Randomness

1. Noun. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work. "Entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"

Exact synonyms: Entropy, S
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Conformational Entropy
Category relationships: Thermodynamics



2. Noun. The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan.
Exact synonyms: Haphazardness, Noise, Stochasticity
Generic synonyms: Irregularity, Unregularity
Specialized synonyms: Ergodicity
Derivative terms: Haphazard, Random

Definition of Randomness

1. Noun. The property of all possible outcomes being equally likely. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution. ¹

3. Noun. A measure of the lack of purpose, logic(,) or objectivity of an event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Randomness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Randomness

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randomising
randomities
randomity
randomizable
randomization
randomizations
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randomized algorithm
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randomizers
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randomness (current term)
randomnesses
randomosity
randoms
randomwise
randon
randons
rands
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ranee
ranees
ranelic acid
rang
rang off

Literary usage of Randomness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Logic of Chance: An Essay on the Foundations and Province of the Theory by John Venn (1888)
"... viz. the fifth (On the conception of randomness) and the eighteenth and nineteenth (On the nature, and on the employment, of Averages). ..."

2. The Modern Revolution in Physics by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"Einstein's distaste for randomness, and his association of determinism with divinity, goes back to the Enlightenment conception of the universe as a ..."

3. Law and Justice Statistics, Proceedings of the Third Workshop by George G. Woodworth (1985)
"Using the approach where no randomness is assumed, we have: which is ... Under the randomness model, the approximate value of P(S) is 1 - 0-0004/2 = 0-9998. ..."

4. State of the Art in Probability and Statistics: Festschrift for Willem R by Mathisca de Gunst, Chris Klaassen, A. W. van der Vaart (2001)
"Might it be the case also that the randomness in the outcome of a ... Suppose there were a hidden deterministic explanation for the randomness in the ..."

5. National Computer Security Conference Proceedings, 1992: Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"The randomness properties to be tested are the balance property, the first delta ... The remaining randomness property, the linear span of the keystream, ..."

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