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The general use of the term is to mean haphazard or irregular, but in statistics it carries a more precise meaning indicating that the outcome can only be described in probability terms, and specifically in many contexts that outcomes are equally likely. Therefore, a random number generator should generate each of the n numbers in its outcome space with probability 1 n᾽, and a random sample size from the population means that all possible combinations of that sample size from the population are equally likely.

Subjects: Mathematics.

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