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Aleatoricism vs. Aleatory — What's the Difference?

Aleatoricism vs. Aleatory — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Aleatoricism and Aleatory

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Aleatoricism

Aleatoricism or aleatorism, the noun associated with the adjectival aleatory and aleatoric, is a term popularised by the musical composer Pierre Boulez, but also Witold Lutosławski and Franco Evangelisti, for compositions resulting from "actions made by chance", with its etymology deriving from alea, Latin for "dice". It now applies more broadly to art created as a result of such a chance-determined process.
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Aleatory

Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome
An aleatory contract between an oil prospector and a landowner.
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Aleatoricism

(art) An artistic technique involving the use of chance to produce an artwork.
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Aleatory

Of or characterized by gambling
Aleatory contests.
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Aleatory

Also a·le·a·to·ric (ā′lē-ə-tôrĭk) Music Using or consisting of sounds to be chosen by the performer or left to chance; indeterminate
An object placed inside the piano added an aleatory element to the piece.
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Aleatory

Depending on the throw of a die; random, arising by chance.
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Aleatory

Produced with an element of chance (aleatoricism).
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Aleatory

Depending on some uncertain contingency; as, an aleatory contract.
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Aleatory

Dependent on chance;
The aleatory element in life
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