arbitrary

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  • This sum becomes larger than any arbitrary real number provided that p is big enough.
  • The question is now whether this is the same thing as for an arbitrary real number a.
  • The direction used in a writing system is entirely arbitrary and established by convention.
  • He or she just needs to be treated worse than others for some arbitrary reason.
  • However, this cannot be the case for two arbitrary states, although it can hold for certain specific cases.
  • There does not seem to be any non-arbitrary way to decide this question.
  • What we have must point the way to what we want, or our procedure will be arbitrary.
  • The letter itself is arbitrary and has no special meaning.
  • Second, he says that, because words are arbitrary, they have meaning only in relation to other words.
  • Men did not come together via a somewhat arbitrary "social contract".
  • Yet these good measures were all carried out by arbitrary methods which made them unpopular.
  • Some believe song choices were often arbitrary due to various performance and production factors.
  • All these very explicit theories cannot be extended to work over arbitrary number field.
  • Rule sets for such games are usually arbitrary and local, although they are sometimes published by fan clubs.
  • The first player makes an arbitrary move to begin with.
  • Any arbitrary reference state could be used, therefore it can be chosen based on convenience.
  • Parabolas can open up, down, left, right, or in some other arbitrary direction.
  • The metric of change is arbitrary, so long as the result is generally considered greater.
  • Note that the numbering system in the list is arbitrary and has no official status.
  • The person is standing upright, facing an arbitrary direction while his head is turned in another direction.
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Meaning of arbitrary

  • adjective Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    an arbitrary decision, the arbitrary rule of a dictator, an arbitrary penalty, of arbitrary size and shape, an arbitrary choice, arbitrary division of the group into halves