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random

adjective
 
 
/ˈrændəm/
happening, done, or chosen by chance rather than following a system, plan, or rule: random audits/checks/tests They discussed the idea of carrying out random forensic audits on listed companies as a deterrent to fraud. The questionnaires are assigned on a random basis.
at random without involving any system or decision: chosen/drawn/selected at random The winner will be the first complete entry drawn at random after the closing date.
(Definition of random from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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