[ US /ˈɹændəmnəs/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈændəmnəs/ ]
  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
  2. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
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How To Use randomness In A Sentence

  • But those who thought they saw statistical relationships were in fact fooled by randomness.
  • In listening to the various opinions, I found a kind of faith continuum, with a total commitment to predestiny and “the devil made me do it” on one end and chaos theory, where even randomness has an order, on the other. I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke
  • So, even if we have not yet reached the point of clear-cutting the last proud acre of old-growth randomness, maybe it's not too early to consider the question of long-term supply.
  • The proposition that randomness is equal to the Platonic Aeon is not explained.
  • Usually, the emphasis is placed on the first type of synchronicity, as it appears to be subjected to greater degree of randomness than the second one.
  • And that means nonrandomness extends very deeply into the cell. The Edge of Evolution
  • Publishing new writing by way of contests implies a certain metaphysical attitude--the model privileges randomness, divisibility, fragmentation, unknowability, and nondeterminism, perfected and ground through a process of rationalization to the presumed opposite of these conditions. Anis Shivani: Poetry Book Contests Should be Abolished: Why Contests Are the Stupidest Way to Publish First Books
  • Many positive results published in the literature rely on the strange nature of randomness. Times, Sunday Times
  • (As will be seen, in quantum physics these relationships are reversed and enriched: randomness and chaos underlie and constitute the efficacity of both manifest order and manifest chance.) Chaosmic Orders: Nonclassical Physics, Allegory, and the Epistemology of Blake's Minute Particulars.
  • Whatever the motivation, there is a purposefulness about such a journey that separates it from the randomness and pleasure-seeking of mundane travel.
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