Definition of randomness in US English:

randomness

noun

  • 1The quality or state of lacking a pattern or principle of organization; unpredictability.

    ‘we accept randomness in our own lives but we crave logic in art’
    • ‘The film's charm is the feeling of spontaneity and randomness.’
    • ‘There's a certain randomness which is the most exciting part about these discoveries.’
    • ‘The universe is made up of both order and randomness.’
    • ‘There is no randomness to his choices.’
    • ‘The narratives repeat images of humiliation, brutality, and the sheer randomness of tragedy among people who have few allies and fewer options.’
    • ‘Risk, he argued, was a randomness - as in a game of roulette - whose probability could be determined.’
    • ‘But what of statistical randomness in the succession of the cards?’
    • ‘Analytics find patterns in the randomness of data so that you can discover valuable information and gain insight.’
    • ‘As we all know, there is a great deal of randomness about the weather.’
    • ‘They repeatedly insist on the existence of immutable and eternal laws that lend a structure and meaning to the seeming randomness of life.’
  • 2informal Oddness or eccentricity.

    ‘we tease her for her complete randomness’
    • ‘I like the randomness of your reviews.’
    • ‘She did it with grace, poise and complete randomness.’
    • ‘The new generation holds a belief that randomness and incoherentness is the new form of comedy.’
    • ‘Sophia walked across the room and found her favorite black pants and a random (YAY randomness) black shirt.’
    • ‘Yes, com­edy that often uses ran­dom­ness to draw laughs can vary hugely from per­son to per­son.’
    • ‘He was having fun with someone who would take his randomness and his geekiness with everything else he had to offer.’
    • ‘As an amateur comic he embraces randomness.’
    • ‘Randomness time!’
    • ‘Local comedian Patrick Moore will be serving up the randomness movie-style.’
    • ‘All in favor of randomness say "cream cheese milkshake"!’

Pronunciation

randomness

/ˈrandəmnəs//ˈrændəmnəs/