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Pronunciation: ran'dom-i-za'shun

Definition: Random allocation, the process of selecting entities, treatment regimens, using a formal system whereby each entity has a known, generally an equal chance of being selected. This may be accomplished by means of a table of random numbers, toss of a coin, or some other system in which selection or nonselection is determined by chance alone.

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