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One entry found for arbitrary.
Main Entry: ar·bi·trary
Pronunciation: primarystressär-bschwa-secondarystresstrer-emacron
Function: adjective
1 : coming from or given to free exercise of the will without thought of fairness or right <an arbitrary punishment> <an arbitrary ruler>
2 a : based on or determined by a person's preference or opinion <an arbitrary choice> b : seeming to have been chosen by chance <an arbitrary sampling>
- ar·bi·trari·ly /secondarystressär-bschwa-primarystresstrer-schwa-lemacron/ adverb
- ar·bi·trari·ness /primarystressär-bschwa-secondarystresstrer-emacron-nschwas/ noun

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