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English noun: chance event

1. chance event (event) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause


SamplesWinning the lottery was a happy accident.
The pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck.
It was due to an accident or fortuity.


Synonymsaccident, fortuity, stroke


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)break, coincidence, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance, lottery









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