Definition/Meaning | Word/Phrase |
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random and not inherent | adventitious |

accidental or random | aleatory , contingent , haphazard |

sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values | arithmetic mean , expectation , expected value , first moment |

mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating | assortative mating |

game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards | beano , bingo , keno , lotto |

(statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics | Bernoulli's law , law of large numbers |

fortune-telling by random Bible verse | bibliomancy |

random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid | Brownian motion , Brownian movement , pedesis |

reading superficially or at random | browse , browsing |

inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people | canvass , opinion poll , poll , public opinion poll |

random and whim, according to | capricious , fickle , impulsive |

random event | chance |

variable quantity that is random | chance variable , random variable , stochastic variable , variant , variate |

statistics, simultaneous change in value of two random variables in | correlation |

aimless and random | desultory |

casual and random | desultory |

small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers | dice , die |

(physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation | diffusion |

mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating | disassortative mating |

random or left to one's own judgment | discretionary |

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