Meaning of random walk

ran'dom walk'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the path taken by a point or quantity that moves in steps, where the direction of each step is determined randomly.
  2. the tendency of particles in random motion to achieve a net displacement or to drift in a particular direction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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