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arbitrary

view main entry for arbitraryadjective  /ˈɑrbɪˌtreri/
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derived word

arbitrarily

  /ˈɑrbɪˌtrerəli/  /ˌɑrbɪˈtrerəli/  adverb
American English pronunciation: arbitrarilyClick to listen to the pronunciation of arbitrarilyAmerican English pronunciation: arbitrarilyClick to listen to the pronunciation of arbitrarily

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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