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arbitrary

1. Maths not representing any specific value
2. Law (esp of a penalty or punishment) not laid down by statute; within the court's discretion

arbitrary

Varying. Inconsistent. For example, many technical concepts, programming language commands and programming calls (APIs) have arbitrary names that were chosen without being carefully thought out. See naming fiascos.
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And so when we encounter the rise and persistence of the arbitraries (7) in chapter 6, we read that these fictitious quantities are nonetheless written out in detail, haggled over, and shape expectations about pay and costs.
Rate arbitraries (for example, additional charges for remote areas)