Meanings of Random

By | March 17, 2019

Random is a combination of unforeseeable, complex, non-linear circumstances or causes, without prior plan and without purpose, which supposedly cause a certain event to occur that is not conditioned by the cause and effect relationship or by human or divine intervention. This event can be good and it can also be a misfortune caused by chance, fortune, perhaps, luck. Explained by, random is a fortuitous, unscheduled case, and if it is negative, it is a setback.

The term random comes from the Hispanic Arabic az-zahr, which means “given” , and in turn this word comes from the classical Arabic زهر (zahr).

If something was “random”, it means that it was by chance or accidental, involuntary, or without a specific or predetermined intention or motive , something that happens without reflecting on it or planning it, something that It has no guidance or direction, and it has no order or occurs randomly.

game of chance is one in which the result is random and independent of the skill of the participants or the players, it is a game of luck. In some games, there are some objects or actions called chance. For example, the dice or the card with which the point with which it is lost in the dice or card games is obtained is called random. The door, the window, the corner or any hindrance is called chance in the game of the ball. Also in the billiards, any side of the embrasure inside, that is, looking at the table, is called chance.

Azar is called the ninth month of the Persian calendar, it is the last of the three months of autumn and lasts for 30 days. This Persian calendar continues in force in Iran and Afghanistan.

Although they have the same sound we should not confuse chance, roast and orange blossom. Random means a series of events or unforeseeable or fortuitous causes caused a certain event, roasting is cooking a food directly to the fire or disturbing a person, orange blossom is the name that receives white flowers such as orange, lemon and citron which are considered therapeutic for its medicinal uses.

The term random can be used as a synonym for: chance, eventuality, luck, circumstance, etc.

Random in science

In biology, recombinations and genetic mutations are the work of chance since we cannot know when or where they will occur nor can we predict whether they will produce a harmful, neutral or beneficial effect.

Random in math

In mathematics, the theory of probability or statistics studies the randomness or chance that is a phenomenon that occurs when there is a numerical series that cannot be obtained through an algorithm shorter than the series itself.

Random in physics

In physics there are deterministic and indeterministic processes with chance. These processes are part of systems, where in an indeterministic system it is not possible to determine in advance what the next event will be, for example, in the disintegration of an atomic nucleus, in the same way, in a deterministic process there is a dynamic of chaotic systems or complex unpredictable systems.

Random in philosophy

In philosophy, there is the ontological chance which is that part of being and where there are processes that are irreducibly random and spontaneous and epistemological random is one who is in knowledge for three reasons: for being unable to deal with complex systems a deterministic world, because of ignorance or the deep non-knowledge of the system, or because ontological chance exists.