randomly

Anything done randomly has no plan or strategy. If you choose your college courses randomly, you may end up studying some unusual topics. Hope you enjoy Advanced History of Cheese-Making!

When you pick the name of a prize winner from, you're choosing randomly. In other words, there's no specific method to making the selection; you're simply grabbing a random slip of paper. Sometimes this adverb implies chaos: "Clothes were tossed randomly around her room, while a laundry basket stood empty." This haphazard sense of both randomly and random grew from the original definition, "at great speed."

Definitions of randomly
  1. adverb
    in a random manner
    “the houses were randomly scattered”
    synonyms: arbitrarily, at random, every which way, haphazardly, indiscriminately, willy-nilly
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