random

random ran∙dom adj. [usually before noun] • done, chosen, etc. without sb deciding in advance what is going to happen, or without any regular pattern • 随机的,随意的(非事先决定或不规则):
»the random killing of innocent people
对无辜者的随意杀戮
»a random sample / selection (= in which each thing has an equal chance of being chosen)
随机抽样/选择
»The information is processed in a random order.
信息是按随机顺序处理的。
ran∙dom∙ly adv.:
»The winning numbers are randomly selected by computer.
获奖号码是由电脑随机选取的。
»My phone seems to switch itself off randomly.
我的手机好像随时自动关机。
ran∙dom∙ness noun [U] :
»It introduced an element of randomness into the situation.
这就为形势增加了一种不确定因素。
noun 【IDIOMS】 at ˈrandom • without deciding in advance what is going to happen, or without any regular pattern • 随意;随机:
»She opened the book at random (= not at any particular page) and started reading.
她随意翻开书就看了起来。
»The terrorists fired into the crowd at random.
恐怖分子胡乱地向人群开枪。
»Names were chosen at random from a list.
名字是从名单中随便点的。
* * *
['rændәm]
n. 隨意, 任意
adj. 任意的, 隨便的, 胡亂的
adv. 胡亂地

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