Randomness
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The word random is used to express lack of order, purpose, cause, or predictability in non-scientific parlance. A random process is a repeating process whose outcomes follow no describable deterministic pattern, but follow a probability distribution.
The term randomness is often used in statistics to signify well defined statistical properties, such as lack of bias or correlation.
Randomness has an important place in science, philosophy, and religion.
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See also
- Aleatory
- Chaitin's constant
- Chance (disambiguation)
- Frequency probability
- Nonlinear system
- Probability interpretations
- Pseudorandomness
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