pseudorandom

adjective
pseu·​do·​ran·​dom | \ ˌsü-dō-ˈran-dəm How to pronounce pseudorandom (audio) \

Definition of pseudorandom

: being or involving entities (such as numbers) that are selected by a definite computational process but that satisfy one or more standard tests for statistical randomness

First Known Use of pseudorandom

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Pseudorandom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudorandom. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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