# Random

From Displayr

"Governed by chance; not completely determined by other factors. Non-deterministic."^{[1]}

Note that "random" does *not* mean either "haphazard" or "without obvious pattern".

In practice, something is only considered "random" when any patterns that exist are either created by a "random number generator" or indistinguishable from patterns created by a random number generator.

## References

- ↑ B. S. Everitt (2002): The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, Second Edition, Cambridge.