# random number

**random number: 1.** 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. **2.** A number obtained by chance. **3.** 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.

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