randomity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

random +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹænˈdɒm.ɪ.ti/

Noun[edit]

randomity (countable and uncountable, plural randomities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being random; randomness.
  2. (countable) An instance of randomness; an unpredictable characteristic.
  3. (countable) In any process of randomness; the ratio of predicted action to unpredicted action.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not found in 445 million words of British and American usage.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1930, Condé Nast Publications, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, p12
    But the evasive action taken by a human pilot, aided by a randomity selector, is not logical and therefore cannot be handled by a computer.
  • 2002, Ron Edwards, Egyptian, p269
    …yet for all we continue to discover a certain elegant governance pervading the universe, one simply cannot ignore the very real possibility that such elegance might also contain discreet randomity
  • 2003, Edward Coleman, Mastering the Art of Selling Cars Online, p36
    The randomity factor I use the term “randomity” to describe how an individual can switch gears between one task and another fluidly without hesitation.