|Origin:||randon 'great speed or force', from randir 'to run'|
happening or chosen without any definite plan, aim, or pattern:
The company has introduced random drug testing of its employees.
A few random shots were fired.
We looked at a random sample of 120 families.
a random selection of women who were in the shop
without any definite plan, aim, or pattern
choose/select/pick something at random
The gang picked their victims at random.
seven randomly chosen numbers
—randomness noun [uncountable]