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a•le•a•to•ry



Pronunciation: (ā'lē-u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, al'ē-), [key]
adj.
1. Law.depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract.
2. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element.
3. Music.employing the element of chance in the choice of tones, rests, durations, rhythms, dynamics, etc. Also,a•le•a•tor•icPronunciation: (ā"lē-u-tôr'ik, -tor'-, al"ē-). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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