randomly

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EtymologyEdit

random +‎ -ly

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randomly (comparative more randomly, superlative most randomly)

  1. In a random manner.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 12:
      It is easy to implement, is not cost-prohibitive, and provides unbiased randomly sampled data in an ethically acceptable manner.
  2. (computing) By random access; at any point at a given time; not sequentially.
    • 1989, M. K. Roy, ‎Debabrata Ghosh Dastidar, COBOL Programming (page 314)
      When a file is accessed randomly, the programmer must specify the relative record number.

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