Saturday, 18 February 2012

Entry: aleatory (adj.)

In context: "...the aleatory flutter of uncontrolled metastatic growth..."

Definition:  Dependent on the throw of a die; hence, dependent on uncertain contingencies.

Other: To be forthright, I thought this was a medical term.  What a cool word!  An excellent replacement for 'random'.

SNOOT score: 3

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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