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What pictures or illustrations would you use to help define and explain the meaning of...
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- You could have a caption "An Arbitrary NFL draft" and then draw a series of different shaped athletes, with the announcer choosing one of the athletes: "The first draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys is Tiny Lineman" (make up a silly name). The choice is arbitrary, because if the team had used logic they would have picked the baddest, meanest athlete available.
- Really, you could use any kind of moment of choice, whether its football players, dating game, cars, or fruit at the store. The important part to show in your illustration is that the choice made was not based on the best available option.
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Arbitrary is an adjective, or describing word, that means a type of choice that is based on personal whim or random selection, without the support of any reason or logic.
Posted by lentzk on January 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM (Answer #1)
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