A device or software to produce true, random output. In parapsychological experimentation, true random number generators are utilized to test the ability of so-called psychics to influence the actions of random number generation simply by the power of their psyches. RNGs are used in cryptography and certain financial simulations.

RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR (RNG): "A random number generator can be a software program."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR (RNG)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/random-number-generator-rng/ (accessed April 23, 2018).