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1‘random spot checks’
unsystematic, arbitrary, unmethodical, haphazard, unarranged, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, non-specific, stray, erratic
chance, accidental, hit-and-miss
serendipitous, fortuitous, contingent, adventitious
non-linear, entropic, fractal
rare aleatory, stochastic
‘five schools were chosen at random’
unsystematically, arbitrarily, randomly, without prearrangement, without method, unmethodically, haphazardly, without conscious choice, leaving things to chance
out of a hat, by lot
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