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Random Number
  • A number selected from a known set of numbers in such a way that each number in the set has the same probability of occurrence. (FP) (ISO)
  • A number obtained by chance. (FP)
  • One of a sequence of numbers considered appropriate for satisfying certain statistical tests or believed to be free from conditions that might bias the result of a calculation. (FP) See also pseudorandom number sequence.