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Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance. See Synonyms at chance.
Mere chance; fortuity.
By chance; casually.

hap·haz′ard·ly adv.
hap·haz′ard·ness n.
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Noun1.haphazardness - the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
ergodicity - an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
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Speaking about her role in her new ITV drama Deep Water, Friel, 43, says she identifies with her character's haphazardness and the fact she can't afford to fail.
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Speaking to a local news outlet, the former information minister also spoke about haphazardness in the party.
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The dons who spoke at the September edition of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, seminar series, held on Tuesday, also attributed the lack of success of development plans to haphazardness of the plans, distorted policies, discontinuity in development blueprints by governments and poor plan implementation.
Certainly, this will save the pilgrims from a lot of haphazardness and trouble on the border.
Such haphazardness and lack of planning, though, seem to run counter to the modern age.
Al-Sisi also pointed out that scientific research is "a strategic choice to overcome difficulties that face development plans," emphasising, "scientific research is a strategic choice to avoid haphazardness [in decision making]."
Although MacKaye did not disdain technological progress, the "collective haphazardness" of metropolitan growth resulted in more than slums of poverty; it resulted in "slum[s] of commerce" as well.