random (things)

"Random" things are things that:

  • you don't expect
  • you can't predict
  • you can't explain

"Random" is used a lot in mathematics, science, computer programming, etc. to talk about events or numbers which can't be predicted.

These days, young people use the word "random" quite a lot. For example:

A: Hey, guess who called me? Jake from high school.

B: Really? That's so random!

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