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Synonyms for randomness

(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

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Based on the activities used with the students, one aim of this article is to tease out some of the aspects of randomness that emerged as a result of this project that might be useful for other teachers.
Most try to decrease randomness, with executives conducting feasibility studies and risk analyses or tightening budgets, introducing more processes, standardising operations.
Playing the same levels over is likely to be a unique experience due to the randomness in the level creation.
Hence, we get to the point that somewhere between a brain the size of an ant or a bee and a brain the size of a human, the need for randomness becomes important.
In this article, I argue that the scientific concept of randomness and the historic Christian understanding of God's nature are compatible.
On the opposing wall hung a speculative essay written by the artist using this story as a starting point for reflections on how to live with randomness.
The use of game theory and randomness as a security measure is nothing new.
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study from University of Cambridge has provided new evidence that the human brain lives "on the edge of chaos", at a critical transition point between randomness and order.
Hanley looks nailed on to finish in the bottom two and the judges can't wait to boot him off the show, although so much randomness can happen in reality shows that taking a punt at the current odds cannot be advised as a sensible betting option.
Dr Linda Mountain, from the University of Liverpool's Department of Engineering, said: "Although some parts of the road network are undoubtedly more dangerous than others, there is also a degree of randomness in where accidents occur - driver error, bad luck, etc - which means that an accident can happen anywhere.
It isolates a context into which external randomness no longer penetrates.
The voracious firestorms that scorched the Southland last week struck with violent randomness -- making hopscotch moves through neighborhoods, sending some homes up in flames while sparing others just feet away.
Ginny, who is based in Newcastle produced the work for the Waygood Gallery's Harker Herald project, said: "I explore themes of the absurd, randomness and repetition within a given framework.
I don't even know if spontaneity is a word, but the randomness and un-boringness of the fastest moving city in the world put a shock-wave of unhealthy and sleepless nights through the Volcom team's heart.
2) While I fundamentally agree with most of these responses, I do not think that they have gone to the heart of the theological problem raised by the cardinal, namely, reconciling the randomness of evolutionary processes with the affirmation of divine design.