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randomize

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verb ran·dom·ize \ˈran-də-ˌmīz\

Simple Definition of randomize

  • : to arrange or choose (something) in a random way or order : to make (something) random

Full Definition of randomize

ran·dom·izedran·dom·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to select, assign, or arrange in a random way

ran·dom·i·za·tion play \ˌran-də-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
ran·dom·iz·er noun

Examples of randomize

  1. The numbers have been randomized.

  2. A randomized study of patients treated with the drug showed it to be effective.



1926

First Known Use of randomize

1926


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