What does arbitrary mean?

  • Stensco21
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  • Isolde
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    Why don't you just look up a dictionary???
  • Stensco21
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    Posted by Isolde
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    Why don't you just look up a dictionary???


    I did but i was called arbitrary and idk what they meant by it
  • Isolde
    Cancer Sun/Aqua Moon/Gemini Venus/Virgo Mars/Cap Rising
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Isolde
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    Why don't you just look up a dictionary???


    I did but i was called arbitrary and idk what they meant by it
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    Haha ok

    Well I looked up google for you.

    arbitrary
    ˈɑːbɪt(rə)ri/Submit
    adjective
    adjective: arbitrary
    1.
    based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
    "an arbitrary decision"
    synonyms: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent, wild, hit-or-miss, haphazard, casual; More
    unmotivated, motiveless, unreasoned, unreasonable, unsupported, irrational, illogical, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustified, wanton;
    discretionary, personal, subjective;
    rarediscretional
    "an arbitrary decision from the top"
    antonyms: rational, reasoned
    2.
    (of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority.
    "a country under arbitrary government"
    synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous, peremptory, summary, autocratic, dictatorial, authoritarian, draconian, autarchic, anti-democratic; More
    oppressive, repressive, undemocratic, illiberal;
    imperious, domineering, high-handed;
    absolute, uncontrolled, unlimited, unrestrained
    "the arbitrary power of a prince"
    antonyms: democratic, accountable
    3.
    MATHEMATICS
    (of a constant or other quantity) of unspecified value.
  • Stensco21
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    Posted by Isolde
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Isolde
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    Why don't you just look up a dictionary???


    I did but i was called arbitrary and idk what they meant by it


    Haha ok

    Well I looked up google for you.

    arbitrary
    ˈɑːbɪt(rə)ri/Submit
    adjective
    adjective: arbitrary
    1.
    based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
    "an arbitrary decision"
    synonyms: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent, wild, hit-or-miss, haphazard, casual; More
    unmotivated, motiveless, unreasoned, unreasonable, unsupported, irrational, illogical, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustified, wanton;
    discretionary, personal, subjective;
    rarediscretional
    "an arbitrary decision from the top"
    antonyms: rational, reasoned
    2.
    (of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority.
    "a country under arbitrary government"
    synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous, peremptory, summary, autocratic, dictatorial, authoritarian, draconian, autarchic, anti-democratic; More
    oppressive, repressive, undemocratic, illiberal;
    imperious, domineering, high-handed;
    absolute, uncontrolled, unlimited, unrestrained
    "the arbitrary power of a prince"
    antonyms: democratic, accountable
    3.
    MATHEMATICS
    (of a constant or other quantity) of unspecified value.
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    Yea thanks google hehe
  • Isolde
    Cancer Sun/Aqua Moon/Gemini Venus/Virgo Mars/Cap Rising
    My personal description would be random event. Illogical thoughts, makes no sense.
    Sort of like how a dice falls in a arbitrary way.

    Hope that helps a little
  • MyStarsShine
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  • Stensco21
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    Posted by Isolde
    My personal description would be random event. Illogical thoughts, makes no sense.
    Sort of like how a dice falls in a arbitrary way.

    Hope that helps a little


    But how is a person arbitrary
  • Isolde
    Cancer Sun/Aqua Moon/Gemini Venus/Virgo Mars/Cap Rising
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Isolde
    My personal description would be random event. Illogical thoughts, makes no sense.
    Sort of like how a dice falls in a arbitrary way.

    Hope that helps a little


    But how is a person arbitrary
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    All humans are arbitrary, e.g. Falling in love makes zero sense but we do. I have no idea what makes people arbitrary but we just are.
    We don't need to love someone in order to procreate, there's definitely primitive biology that dictates in us that they would be good genes to carrier to pass on the DNA but love is definitely not required.

    Maybe someone else could help you out on that.
  • Stensco21
    Scorpio sun. Scorpio moon.Cap asc
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    Posted by MyStarsShine
    Capricious


    Ok that makes sense I am capricious
  • Montgomery
    LEO Sun ♌ Pisces Moon ♓
    A *person* can be arbitrary, I guess, by making decisions based

    on little more than a whim... like Starry said: capricious.

    I wouldn't use it to describe a person, though.

    I'd just call 'em flighty.
  • Stensco21
    Scorpio sun. Scorpio moon.Cap asc
    female
    Posted by Montgomery
    A *person* can be arbitrary, I guess, by making decisions based

    on little more than a whim... like Starry said: capricious.

    I wouldn't use it to describe a person, though.

    I'd just call 'em flighty.


    I am flighty so that makes sense
  • Montgomery
    LEO Sun ♌ Pisces Moon ♓
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Montgomery
    A *person* can be arbitrary, I guess, by making decisions based

    on little more than a whim... like Starry said: capricious.

    I wouldn't use it to describe a person, though.

    I'd just call 'em flighty.


    I am flighty so that makes sense
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    Really?

    Who called you arbitrary?
  • Stensco21
    Scorpio sun. Scorpio moon.Cap asc
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    Posted by Montgomery
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Montgomery
    A *person* can be arbitrary, I guess, by making decisions based

    on little more than a whim... like Starry said: capricious.

    I wouldn't use it to describe a person, though.

    I'd just call 'em flighty.


    I am flighty so that makes sense




    Really?

    Who called you arbitrary?
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    Yea bad My boss but it was one of the descriptions on my personality test l
  • Isolde
    Cancer Sun/Aqua Moon/Gemini Venus/Virgo Mars/Cap Rising
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Montgomery
    Posted by Stensco21
    Posted by Montgomery
    A *person* can be arbitrary, I guess, by making decisions based

    on little more than a whim... like Starry said: capricious.

    I wouldn't use it to describe a person, though.

    I'd just call 'em flighty.


    I am flighty so that makes sense




    Really?

    Who called you arbitrary?

    Yea bad My boss but it was one of the descriptions on my personality test l
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    Strange way to describe a person tho
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