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(3) A number that has the same chance of appearing as any other number.

A number choosed without definite aim, reason, or pattern.

a number chosen as if by chance from some specified distribution such that selection of a large set of these numbers reproduces the underlying distribution

a number chosen unpredictably from a range or set of numbers

a sequence of digits or characters with randomness

a sequence of numbers in which no number is more likely to occur at a given place in the sequence than any other number

A number that is supposedly chosen with no better odds than any other number. It is impossible to generate a true random number, but a computer can come close.

A number whose value can not be predicted. Truly random numbers are often generated by physical events that are believed to occur randomly.

A number that has the same chance of being chosen as any other number.

Random events are the real basis for every game of chance. The players bet on the outcome of a game which cannot be predicted because the result is random and does not follow any rules or algorithms. At first sight, a series of random numbers has no particular set of properties - they are just numbers. Sometimes a number or a couple of numbers are repeated, most of the time they are not. It is actually impossible to prove a sequence of numbers to be random. One can just test it for un-randomness and if a test succeeds, the sequence is proven not to be random.

A nine-digit decimal number from 0.000000001 to 0.999999999 generated by the RaNDom (RND) function.

A value in a range which is unknown prior the the dice roll. All standard dice generate random numbers since we cannot know what face the die will present when rolled.

An important aspect to many cryptosystems, and a necessary element in generating a unique key that is unpredictable to an adversary. True random numbers are usually derived from natural sources and usually involve the use of special hardware.

As opposed to a pseudorandom number, a truly random number is a number produced independently of its generating criteria. For cryptographic purposed, numbers based on physical measurements, such as a Geiger counter, are considered random.

An important aspect of many cryptosystems and a necessary element in generating a unique key or keys that are unpredictable by hacker.

A number generated from a large set of numbers, using an algorithm that gives every number an equal probability of occurring. Random numbers are used as an ingredient in encryption keys; thus, a random number generator is a necessary element in creating unique keys that are unpredictable to an adversary.