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Noun: randomness  ran-dum-nus
  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    "randomness increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity";
    - entropy, S
  2. The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
    - haphazardness, stochasticity, noise

Type of: irregularity, physical property, unregularity

Encyclopedia: Randomness