Definition of rand
the basic monetary unit of South Africa — see money table
Recent Examples of rand from the Web
The rand pared gains of as much as 1.7 percent against the dollar and was 0.6 percent stronger at 12.8016 per dollar at 00:12 a.m. on Monday in Johannesburg.
RAND looked at 588 air-to-air shoot-downs since the 1950s and counted just 24 that occurred with the attacker firing from beyond visual range.
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Origin and Etymology of rand
the Rand, South Africa
First Known Use: 1941
RAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rand for English Language Learners
: the basic unit of money in the Republic of South Africa
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