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15 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 August 2008 05:55PM

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Comment author: Larry_D'Anna 12 August 2008 07:43:16PM 4 points [-]

A related sense of "arbitrary", which is common in math and CS, is "could be anything, and will probably be chosen specifically to annoy you".

wikipedia on nets:

net or Moore-Smith sequence is a generalization of a sequence, intended to unify the various notions of limit and generalize them to arbitrary topological spaces.