randomize

[ran-duh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), randomized, randomizing.
to order or select in a random manner, as in a sample or experiment, especially in order to reduce bias and interference caused by irrelevant variables; make random.
Also, especially British, randomise.


Origin:
1925–30; random + -ize

randomization, noun
randomizer, noun
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randomize or randomise (ˈrændəˌmaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to set up (a selection process, sample, etc) in a deliberately random way in order to enhance the statistical validity of any results obtained
 
randomise or randomise
 
vb
 
randomi'zation or randomise
 
n
 
randomi'sation or randomise
 
n
 
'randomizer or randomise
 
n
 
'randomiser or randomise
 
n

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Example sentences
When the field is disengaged, the chains randomize and the polymer cools off.
When using any of these designs, be sure to randomize the treatment units and trial order, as much as the design allows.
Subjects who fail to respond to this prospective trial will meet criteria for treatment-resistance and be eligible to randomize.
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