non·​ran·​dom ˌnän-ˈran-dəm How to pronounce nonrandom (audio)
: not random
a nonrandom event
a nonrandom sample of the population
… overlooks a lot of recent academic work that has confirmed that significant nonrandom patterns exist in the markets.Mark Hulbert
nonrandomness noun
nonrandomness in gene expression

Examples of nonrandom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Problem after problem turned out to be far easier to solve with randomness than with nonrandom, or deterministic, algorithms. Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023 Proofs of quantum advantage always seemed dependent on oracles that had some kind of nonrandom structure, such as periodicity. Quanta Magazine, 11 July 2022 And that nonrandom peptide could by chance have some function in a growing proto-cell. Viviane Callier, Quanta Magazine, 8 Aug. 2022 Moderna’s clinical trial included a relatively small, nonrandom group of people who received only a single dose. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 14 Jan. 2021 In 21 states, the survey is based on roughly 1,000 interviews conducted online and by phone of respondents drawn from a random sample, as well as roughly 3,000 interviews conducted online of a nonrandom or nonprobability sample. Brian McGill, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2022 Over the next 40 years, computer scientists worked to figure out nonrandom recipes for arranging bits that approached the random ideal. Quanta Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 He was born with VACTERL (a nonrandom association of birth defects). Mark Heim |, al, 5 Sep. 2021 The samples are small and nonrandom; participants are often recruited through internet postings or word of mouth. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic, 24 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonrandom was in 1926

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“Nonrandom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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