ran·​dom·​ize | \ ˈran-də-ˌmīz How to pronounce randomize (audio) \
randomized; randomizing

Definition of randomize

transitive verb

: to select, assign, or arrange in a random way

Other Words from randomize

randomization \ ˌran-​də-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce randomize (audio) \ noun
randomizer noun

Examples of randomize in a Sentence

The numbers have been randomized. A randomized study of patients treated with the drug showed it to be effective.
Recent Examples on the Web Previously only available on the desktop and CTV experiences, this feature gives users the ability to randomize the first episode that plays for select series on the platform. Todd Spangler, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 There’s also an adjustable auto-timeout to lock the drive, randomize its touch-screen layout, and secure-erase the drive to wipe out all passwords and the encryption key. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 6 June 2022 This is where larger-scale studies are required and preferably studies that attempt to randomize treatment conditions so that some degree of causality can be figured out. Shane O'mara, Outside Online, 13 May 2020 For the idea to work, the logical operations must happen much faster than the time taken for the bit to come into thermal equilibrium with its surroundings, which will randomize the bit’s motion and scramble the information. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 29 Mar. 2022 The plan for the six-year study, which hasn’t launched yet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is to enroll 3,000 men and women aged 65 to 80 at 14 centers around the U.S. and randomize them to either 1,500 milligrams a day of metformin or a placebo. Ron Winslow, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 Another less intrusive option would be to require CEOs to randomize their trades. M. Todd Henderson, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2021 Get a bunch of people with Covid and randomize them into two groups; 739 get fluvoxamine and 733 get a placebo. Adam Rogers, Wired, 8 Sep. 2021 So Solidarity continued to randomize patients to receive remdesivir or standard of care, to hunt for any small effect, particularly in patients who need little or no supplemental oxygen. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, 3 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of randomize

1926, in the meaning defined above

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17 Aug 2022

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“Randomize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/randomize. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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