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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _raundon_, from Old French _randon_, from _randir_ (“to gallop”) (whence French _randonnée_ (“long walk, hike”)), from Frankish *_rant, *rand_ (“a running”), from Proto-Germanic _*randijō_ (“a running”), from Proto-Germanic _*rinnaną_ (“to run”), from Proto-Indo-European _*ren-_ (“to rise; to sink”). See run.

From Middle English raundon, from Old French randon, from randir (to gallop) (whence French randonnée (long walk, hike)), from Frankish *rant, *rand (a running), from Proto-Germanic *randijō (a running), from Proto-Germanic *rinnaną (to run), from Proto-Indo-European *ren- (to rise; to sink). See run.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: răn'dəm, IPA(key): /ˈrændəm/

  • enPR: răn'dəm, IPA(key): /ˈrændəm/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

RANDOM (_plural_ RANDOMS) * A roving motion; course without definite direction; lack of rule or method; chance. * Robert Herrick (1591-1674) Counsels, when they fly / At RANDOM, sometimes hit most happily. * Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) O, many a shaft, at RANDOM sent, / Finds mark the archer little meant! * (obsolete) Speed, full speed; impetuosity, force. [14th-17thc.] * 1485, Thomas Malory, _Le Morte Darthur_, Book I, chapter x: they were messagers vnto kyng Ban & Bors sent from kynge Arthur / therfor said the viij knyghtes ye shalle dye or be prysoners / for we ben knyghtes of kyng Claudas And therwith two of them dressid theire sperys / and Vlfyus and Brastias dressid theire speres and ranne to gyder with grete RAUNDON * Edward Hall (1497-1547) For courageously the two kings newly fought with great RANDOM and force. * (obsolete) The full range of a bullet or other projectile; hence, the angle at which a weapon is tilted to allow the greatest range. [16th-19thc.] * 1624, John Smith, _Generall Historie_, in Kupperman 1988, page 144: Fortie yards will they shoot levell, or very neare the marke, and 120 is their best at RANDOM. (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?) * (figuratively, colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence. [from 20thc.] _The party was boring. It was full of RANDOMS._ * (mining) The direction of a rake-vein. (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?) SYNONYMS * (speed; force): force, momentum, speed, velocity * (unimportant person): nobody, nonentity TRANSLATIONS

random (plural randoms)

  1. A roving motion; course without definite direction; lack of rule or method; chance.
  2. (obsolete) Speed, full speed; impetuosity, force. [14th-17thc.]
  3. (obsolete) The full range of a bullet or other projectile; hence, the angle at which a weapon is tilted to allow the greatest range. [16th-19thc.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
  4. (figuratively, colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence. [from 20thc.]
    The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
  5. (mining) The direction of a rake-vein.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

RANDOM (_comparative_ MORE RANDOM, _superlative_ MOST RANDOM) * Having unpredictable outcomes and, in the ideal case, all outcomes equally probable; resulting from such selection; lacking statistical correlation. _The flip of a fair coin is purely RANDOM._ _The newspaper conducted a RANDOM sample of five hundred American teenagers._ _The results of the field survey look RANDOM by several different measures._ * JULY 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club _The Dark Knight Rises_[1] Where the Joker preys on our fears of RANDOM, irrational acts of terror, Bane has an all-consuming, dictatorial agenda that’s more stable and permanent, a New World Order that’s been planned out with the precision of a military coup. * (mathematics) Of or relating to probability distribution. _A toss of loaded dice is still RANDOM, though biased._ * (computing) Pseudorandom; mimicking the result of random selection. _The rand function generates a RANDOM number from a seed._ * (somewhat colloquial) Representative and undistinguished; typical and average; selected for no particular reason. _A RANDOM American off the street couldn't tell the difference._ * (somewhat colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context; unexpected; having apparent lack of plan, cause, or reason. _That was a completely RANDOM comment._ _The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but RANDOM._ _The narrative takes a RANDOM course._ * (colloquial) Characterized by or often saying _random_ things; habitually using non sequiturs. _You're so RANDOM!_ SYNONYMS * (having unpredictable outcomes): * (of or relating to probability distribution): stochastic * (pseudorandom): pseudorandom * (representative and undistinguished): average, typical * (lacking context): arbitrary, unexpected, unplanned DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * RANDOMNESS on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Randomness

random (comparative more random, superlative most random)

  1. Having unpredictable outcomes and, in the ideal case, all outcomes equally probable; resulting from such selection; lacking statistical correlation.
    The flip of a fair coin is purely random.
    The newspaper conducted a random sample of five hundred American teenagers.
    The results of the field survey look random by several different measures.
  2. (mathematics) Of or relating to probability distribution.
    A toss of loaded dice is still random, though biased.
  3. (computing) Pseudorandom; mimicking the result of random selection.
    The rand function generates a random number from a seed.
  4. (somewhat colloquial) Representative and undistinguished; typical and average; selected for no particular reason.
    A random American off the street couldn't tell the difference.
  5. (somewhat colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context; unexpected; having apparent lack of plan, cause, or reason.
    That was a completely random comment.
    The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but random.
    The narrative takes a random course.
  6. (colloquial) Characterized by or often saying random things; habitually using non sequiturs.
    You're so random!

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* mandor, rodman


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