Translation of "arbitrary" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈɑː.bɪ.trər.i/ us /ˈɑːr.bə.trer-/

A based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason

arbitrary decision-making
Did you have a reason for choosing your destination or was it arbitrary?
arbitrarily adverb uk /ˌɑː.bɪˈtreə.rɪ.li/ us /ˌɑːr.bɪˈtrer.ɪ-/
arbitrariness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “arbitrary” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈaːbitrəri/

not decided by rules or laws but by a person’s own opinion

The council made a rather arbitrary decision to close the local library without consulting other people.
arbitrarily adverb

The lottery numbers are chosen arbitrarily.

(Translation of “arbitrary” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)