What does the word arbitrary mean?

arbitrary (German)

Part of speech: adjective

Increases:
positive arbitrarily, Comparative more arbitrary, Superlative most arbitrary
Hyphenation:
will | kür | lich, comparative: will | kür | li | cher, superlative: am will | kür | lichs | th
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈVɪlˌkyːɐ̯lɪç]
Word meaning / definition:
1) only following his will, dictatorial (judgments, decisions)
2) freely chosen (definitions, stipulations)
3) can be brought about willingly (actions, body functions)
4) Linguistics: not based on resemblance
Origin of the term:
Derivation to arbitrariness with the derivative (derivative morpheme) -ly
Synonyms:
1) dictatorial, par ordre du mufti, as the mood takes you
2) by definition, by definition
3) willingly, consciously
4) arbitrary
Opposite words:
3) involuntarily
Application examples:
1) “In addition to restrictions on the sports themselves, for example, kite flying, which was very popular in the West, but also in Poland and Czechoslovakia, was banned in the GDR, some of the airfields close to the city such as Saarmund and Eggersdorf were banned arbitrarily closed due to the risk of escape. "
1) Open inadequate legal texts arbitrarilyen decisions are door and gate.
2) Arbitrarily the prime meridian was placed exactly on the observatory in Greenwich.
3) Some people can arbitrarily wiggle their ears.
4) The relationship between meaning and shape of a word can be arbitrarily to be like “chair”, “table”, “forest”; in such cases one cannot infer the meaning of the words from the word form; The situation is different with words like “cuckoo”, “Uhu”, “Zilp-Zalp”.
Typical word combinations:
2) arbitraryDetermination / determination
Word formations:
4) arbitrariness

Translations

  • English: 1) arbitrary
  • French: 1) arbitraire
  • Italian: arbitrario; 2) casuale; 3) volunteer
  • Japanese: 2) 任意 の (に ん い の, nin | i no)
  • Polish: samovolny
  • Portuguese: arbitrário
  • Swedish: godtycklig
  • Spanish: 1) arbitrario; 2) casual; 3) voluntario

Similar words (German):chosen

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Four refugees are in custody because they are accused of arbitrarily To have hit passers-by in Amberg.
Day 24, January 10, 2019

The man was noticed by police officers because he drove in serpentine lines and several times arbitrarily changed lanes.
Berliner Morgenpost, September 23, 2018

Against the Navy Seal Gallagher allegations are made: the sniper should arbitrarily murdered unarmed civilians.
BILD.de, April 28, 2019

Every flight has a flight number - one arbitrarily effective number salad. Instead, almost every number represents specific information about your flight. FOCUS Online explains the code.
Focus Online, September 11, 2018

Amnesty International has accused the Turkish government of arbitrarily To have dismissed thousands of people she disliked from civil service.
Deutsche Welle, October 25, 2018

The perpetrator is said to be in a small mining town arbitrarily have attacked passers-by.
Kleine Zeitung, May 1st, 2020

Thousands of suspected drug suspects have been killed. Become dissenters arbitrarily arrested and vilified.
NZZ, June 5th, 2020

When restaurant guest lists arbitrarily are used for investigations, the state is torpedoing protection against infection.
sueddeutsche.de, September 03, 2020

On the research ship 'Polarstern' in the Arctic, the crew slips to a little arbitrarily chosen time into the new year.
GMX, December 31, 2019

The crew on the research vessel Polarstern in the Arctic can become a arbitrarily the chosen time to slide into the new year.
Day 24, December 31, 2019

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.


Grammar / Declinations

Inflection arbitrary - The declension of the adjective arbitrary

 NominativeGenitivedativeaccusative
definite article
Masculinethe arbitrary oneof the arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrary
Femininethe arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrary
neuterthe arbitraryof the arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrary
Pluralthe arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrarythe arbitrary
indefinite article
Masculinean arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary one
Femininean arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary one
neuteran arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary onean arbitrary one
without article
Masculinemore arbitraryarbitraryarbitraryarbitrary
Femininearbitrarymore arbitrarymore arbitraryarbitrary
neuterarbitraryarbitraryarbitraryarbitrary
Pluralarbitrarymore arbitraryarbitraryarbitrary

Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • accidentally: not necessarily part of the matter
  • accidentally
  • arbitrary (go., educational language)
  • any: freely selectable from the available options or proceeding at your own discretion
  • freely selectable
  • randomly
  • randomly: like a sample, in the manner of a sample
  • optional: left to the free choice
  • indiscriminately: without thinking
  • random
  • randomly controlled
  • coincidentally: happening unpredictably and unintentionally, by accident
  • (completely) according to (own) taste (walk)
  • as you see fit (coll.)
  • (as) as it suits you (coll.)
  • (so) as it is best for you (coll.)
  • Left to your discretion (left) (go.)
  • ad libitum (go., lat.): educational language: at will; Music: playing instructions that allow free design
  • arbitrary (adverb): freely selectable from the available options or proceeding at your own discretion
  • left to you (to be left) (coll.)
  • left to you
  • free to snout (coll.)
  • at (own) discretion: in the direction (with dative or adverbial definition of the place); Highlighting the goal of an activity expressed in the sentence; with dative; Relation in which the reference object referenced after lies in front of the subject in terms of time or space (in the direction of movement); with dative; pick up on someone's quote; with dative
  • at will
  • as you see fit
  • according to your mood: as you wish, according to your own taste
  • out of their own power
  • in a high-handed manner
  • in a high-handed way
  • in the way of the landlord
  • on good luck
  • any: freely selectable from the available options or proceeding at your own discretion
  • blind: unable to see; transferred senseless; being beside himself; transferring not wanting to see; uncritical, ignorant; matt, not transparent and clear (window); transferred not capable of his intended function; empty, meaningless; without opening; without continuation; unseen
  • blindly: thoughtless, indiscriminate
  • with the watering can (to distribute) (coll., fig.)
  • randomly
  • without a (recognizable) system
  • randomly: like a sample, in the manner of a sample
  • untargeted
  • indiscriminately: without thinking
  • aimless: without a fixed, recognizable goal; without knowing (exactly) where to go
  • randomly controlled
  • coincidentally: happening unpredictably and unintentionally, by accident

Another word (synonym) for arbitrary - Source: OpenThesaurus


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despot:… [Dɛsˈpoːt], plural: [dɛsˈpoːtn̩] Word meaning / definition: 1) Head of state who rules arbitrarily and absolutely 2) Byzantine nobility title Synonyms: 1) ...

sample: ... entire set of cases, which should be representative for all cases 2) Checking a randomly selected part from a set of related terms: 2) Example ...

Free wild:… IPA: [ˈfʀaɪ̯vɪlt] Word meaning / definition: 1) metaphorical: people who are arbitrarily exposed to someone; People who are defenseless Origin of the term: ...

Forty-two: ... number chosen at random by the British writer Douglas Adams for his book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Other spellings: 42, XLII Synonyms: 2) The ...

to cut: ... 2) cut yourself into your own flesh = harm yourself 5) pictorially: cut a face = arbitrarily or involuntarily give your face a certain expression 6) yourself ...


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arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | chem Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | chen Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | cher Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che | re Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che | rem Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che | ren Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che | rer Pronunciation / Stress: IPA:…

more arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | che | res Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | li | ches Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

most arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | lichs | te pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...

most arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | lichs | tem Pronunciation / stress: IPA:…

most arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | liches | ten pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...

most arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | more recently | pronounced pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...

most arbitrary (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: will | kür | lichs | tes Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...

willow (English) Part of speech: noun Hyphenation: wil | low, plural: wil | lows Word meaning / definition: 1) Botany: ...