About The Word Arbitrary
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Arbitrary
Arbitrary Definition And Meaning 

What's The Definition Of Arbitrary?
[adj] based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator";"an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves"
Synonyms  Synonyms for Arbitrary: absolute  capricious  discretional  discretionary  impulsive  whimsical Related Terms  Find terms related to Arbitrary: absolute  absolutist  absolutistic  aristocratic  arrogant  autarchic  authoritarian  authoritative  autocratic  autonomous  bossy  capricious  careless  chance  chancy  cranky  crotchety  despotic  dictatorial  discretional  discretionary  dogmatic  domineering  doubtful  elective  erratic  fanciful  fantasied  fantastic  feudal  flaky  freakish  free  free will  gratuitous  grinding  harebrained  heedless  highhanded  humorsome  iffy  imperative  imperial  imperious  impetuous  inadvertent  inconsiderate  inconsistent  independent  indiscreet  irrational  kinky  kooky  lordly  maggoty  magisterial  magistral  masterful  monocratic  moody  motiveless  nonmandatory  notional  offered  oppressive  optional  oracular  overbearing  overruling  peremptory  petulant  precipitate  proffered  quirky  random  rash  reasonless  repressive  screwball  selfacting  selfactive  selfdetermined  selfdetermining  severe  spontaneous  strict  subjective  summary  suppressive  temperamental  thoughtless  tyrannical  tyrannous  unasked  unbesought  unbidden  uncalculating  uncalledfor  uncertain  uncoerced  uncompelled  uncompromising  unconstrained  undisciplined  unforced  unguarded  uninfluenced  uninvited  unpredictable  unpressured  unprompted  unreasonable  unreasoning  unreflecting  unrequested  unrequired  unrestrained  unruly  unsolicited  unsought  unthinking  unthoughtful  vagarious  vagrant  varying  voluntary  volunteer  wanton  wayward  whimsical  wild  willful  zany See Also  Arbitrary In Webster's Dictionary \Ar"bi*tra*ry\, a. [L. arbitrarius, fr. arbiter: cf.
F. arbitraire. See {Arbiter}.]
1. Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed
rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.
It was wholly arbitrary in them to do so. Jer.
Taylor.
Rank pretends to fix the value of every one, and is
the most arbitrary of all things. Landor.
2. Exercised according to one's own will or caprice, and
therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the
possession of power.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the
ruins of liberty abused licentiousness.
Washington.
3. Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and
unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or
government. Dryden.
{Arbitrary constant}, {Arbitrary function} (Math.), a
quantity of function that is introduced into the solution
of a problem, and to which any value or form may at will
be given, so that the solution may be made to meet special
requirements.
{Arbitrary quantity} (Math.), one to which any value can be
assigned at pleasure.

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