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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chance occurrence or event.
  • n. The quality or condition of being fortuitous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being fortuitous
  • n. A fortuitous event; an accident

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Accident; chance; casualty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Accident; chance; casualty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

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