arbitrary

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punish by arbitrary penalty amerce
penalty, punish with arbitrary amerce
ill-defined or arbitrary shape amorphous shape
immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence autonomy , liberty
arbitrary constant in the equations of general relativity theory cosmological constant
counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle) countdown
assertion that is arbitrary and not factually based dictum , dogma , ipse dixit
stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions doctrinaire , dogmatist
order, arbitrary fiat
grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness gender , grammatical gender
database management system that allows chunks of text (objects) to be processed as a complex network of nodes that are linked together in an arbitrary way hypertext system
particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle phase , phase angle
standard to which conformity is enforced, arbitrary procrustean bed
one chap's arbitrary assertion say-so
former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments Star Chamber
arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance symbol
arbitrary decree ukase
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