[ US /ˈeɪɫiəˌtɔɹi/ ]
  1. dependent on chance
    the aleatory element in life
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How To Use aleatory In A Sentence

  • After several unsatisfactory attempts, this has now become an aleatory section.
  • All of these elements are combined into seemingly aleatory compositions that, like fractals, operate on several scales at once.
  • The title says it all - "aleatory," meaning dependent on chance or luck. The Facts: News
  • Some segments employ fictionalized dialogue delivered by actors; others consist of essayistic voice-overs accompanying aleatory images.
  • Merely "aleatory" decision -- by actual use of dice -- he rejects as illicit, though towards the close of the book one of its most delectable episodes ends in his excusing Mr. Justice Bridoye for settling law cases in that way. A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800
  • For Deleuze, however, sensibility introduces an aleatory moment into thought's development, making accidentality and contingency conditions for thinking. Postmodernism
  • They were intrigued and learned something new about Mozart and aleatory music.
  • The word aleatory, whether used in its original and limited sense, or in its derived extension as a technical term of the civil law, was appropriate and convenient; one especially likely to be remembered by any person who had read Mr. Sumner's speech, -- and everybody had read it; the secretary himself doubtless got the suggestion of determining the question "by lot" from it. John Lothrop Motley, A Memoir — Complete
  • It therefore refers to what is aleatory, temporal and in course of development.
  • He did in these extremities, as I conceive, most humbly recommend the direction of his judicial proceedings to the upright judge of judges, God Almighty; did submit himself to the conduct and guideship of the blessed Spirit in the hazard and perplexity of the definitive sentence, and, by this aleatory lot, did as it were implore and explore the divine decree of his goodwill and pleasure, instead of that which we call the final judgment of a court. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
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