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Latin āleātōrius (see aleatory) + English -ic.

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aleatoric (comparative more aleatoric, superlative most aleatoric)

  1. Having an element of chance.
    1. (art, not comparable) Of or pertaining to artworks that have been produced with an element of chance (aleatoricism).
      • 2005, Noël Carroll, “Formalism”, in The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, eds. Berys Gaut and Dominic McIver Lopes (Master e-book IBSN 0203991923), page 89
        Some artists, like John Cage, have adopted aleatoric methods of composition in order to remove any trace of authorial expression from their work.

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