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Can I say that a phenominon(e.g. like a coin flip) Is not deterministic but also not 50/50 ,rather completly unpredictable ? Is there a term for such behaviour ? Is that what "random" mean or is random apply for 50/50 ?

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  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about the mathematical definition of randomness, not about philosophy. – Keelan Apr 23 '15 at 20:05

Determinism typically means (something like) being predictable in principle, if given adequate information and computational power. If I understand what you mean by these terms, then I would say that a coin flip is both deterministic but also unpredictable due to the fact that we do not in fact have the adequate information and/or computational power necessary to make a prediction within acceptable measurement error.

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