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formal giving a result that cannot be guessed, being caused by chance
something that happens unexpectedly, without being planned
a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way
informal something that happens unexpectedly because of an accident or good luck
to do something by chance at a particular moment
by chance, as the result of an accident
used for saying that something happens by chance
accidentally happening as a result of an activity or process
used about bad things that happen accidentally
literary the fact of finding pleasant or useful things by chance
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a boat with wing-shaped pieces fixed to the bottom that lift the boat onto the surface of the...
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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Free thesaurus definition of chance events and happening by chance from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.