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Meaning: CHANCE

1(n)a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Type: 'noun.state'
Usage: 'the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington'
Usage: 'now is your chance'
Synonym: opportunity,
2(n)an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
Type: 'noun.phenomenon'
Usage: 'bad luck caused his downfall'
Usage: 'we ran into each other by pure chance'
Synonym: fortune, hazard, luck,
3(n)a risk involving danger
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'you take a chance when you let her drive'
4(n)a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5'
Synonym: probability,
5(n)the possibility of future success
Type: 'noun.state'
Usage: 'his prospects as a writer are excellent'
Synonym: prospect,
1(v)be the case by chance
Type: ''
Usage: 'I chanced to meet my old friend in the street'
2(v)take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
Type: ''
Usage: 'When you buy these stocks you are gambling'
Synonym: adventure, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances,
3(v)come upon, as if by accident; meet with
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'We find this idea in Plato'
Usage: 'I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here'
Usage: 'She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day'
Synonym: bump, encounter, find, happen,
1(s)occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
Type: 'adj.all'
Adjective Type: 'attributive'
Usage: 'seek help from casual passers-by'
Usage: 'a casual meeting'
Usage: 'a chance occurrence'
Synonym: casual,

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