Keywords: arbitrary, arbitrariness
As a Noun
1. In linguistics, the name of a relationship between a word or a sign and its meaning is arbitrary. English = arbitrariness.
As a Verb or Adjective
1. In linguistics, a relationship between a word or a sign and its meaning which only exists because of convention and habit, i.e., there is no similarity between the sound of the word or the shape of the sign and what it means. English = arbitrary.