chance event

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chance event anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause "winning the lottery was a happy accident","the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck","it was due to an accident or fortuity"
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Usage

In literature:

Try your chance, at all events.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
One evening, two weeks after the event just narrated, Ted Flaggan and Rais Ali chanced to meet at the gate.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
There is no luck nor chance in human events, but all things follow each other in the legitimate sequences of law.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
For the first time since several weeks, friend Ewell and I had a chance to renew our talks; but events soon parted us again.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
He seemed, to the apprehensive eyes of Dennis, to be calculating his chances in the event of a physical contest.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
The event was made doubly important by the chance capture of General O'Hara, the English commandant.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
He might thus, at all events, have a chance of saving his own life, although I might not recover.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
At all events it is worth trying, if only on the chance of annoying her insufferable husband.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
The events which have befallen us, have not come by chance.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
Historical events in their entirety therefore appear to be likewise controlled by chance.
"Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy" by Frederick Engels
Let me tell you, too, that there isn't a chance in the world for the Hamilton factory in the event of a strike.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
In any event, I imagine that it has been so long ago that the chance of locating it now is practically nonexistent.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
There was a chance that he might get off lightly; in any event he would have to spend a number of years in prison.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
But I felt, by holding out, that some chance might come wherewith I might turn events against these brigands.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The exciting events of the day and the chances he had taken were repeated over and over in his mind.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
None of the events of your life have happened by chance; but all have been under the direction of a good and kind Providence.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
A certain amount of law obtains among events that are usually spoken of as matters of chance or accident in the individual case.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
There was little chance that any of the boys would get a wink of sleep during the remainder of that eventful night.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
They never scrupled to discuss all the chances of their party, and the casualties of that eventful future that lay before them.
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
At all events, I was not going to lose the least chance of making the acquaintance of the people living in this lane.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green
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In news:

The event hosted SPCA of Livingston gave pet owners and their pups a chance to dress up .
An event was in Columbiana that gave residents a chance to interact with public safety personnel in the area.
The 19th annual event offers a great chance to get outside and explore.
Gives everyone a chance to catch their breath after an eventful Week 1.
Attendees got a chance to mingle with all of the celebrities who came out to this year's event, as well as develop their filmmaking skills at the exclusive sessions.
The event was a fund raiser for the department and a chance to meet firefighters and get a look at the equipment they use every day.
50pm weekdays for your chance at tickets to concerts and events.
PreK-12 educators can enter the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards program through March 12 for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes trip to the premier annual PBS event and other prizes.
Townsquare Media and General Distributing Company is proud to present the " Jingle Ball Second Chance Prom", an event where you can relive your high school memories and make new ones.
The event featured entertainment, food and beverages, and a chance to be one of the first to shop the City Creek Center stores.
Or at least there's a chance the events that took place at UFC 154 will lead to where we suspect they might.
The Art and Chocolate Walk will offer more opportunities for fun this year including the Blue Pig's eagerly awaited This Little Piggy miniature show, and the chance to participate in the first annual Speed Painting event.
You're currently reading "Field trips offer a chance to explore new vistas — but only if you sign up by 29 June," an entry by Julie Simmons on AAPG Events Blog.
NBC focuses on domestic athletes, but the Games are a global event, and the perfect chance to share stories about other people and other places.
"Students, this is your chance to make a big splash on national tv and we need to see you in your PJ's," reads the Facebook event page.
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In science:

However, since the number of pairs expected grows as θ4 (for small θ), the significance of a few clusters of events with separations comparable to the mean angular separation of the events will be diluted by the large number of chance pairs normally expected at those angular scales3 .
Detecting filaments in the ultra-high energy cosmic ray distribution
Although HERA measurements of charm and bottom cross sections in deep inelastic ep scattering are normally restricted by kinematics and rate to small xbj , there is some chance of seeing excess γ ∗p → cX events at high Q2 and x.
What HERA may provide ?
When the probability of such a specified event occurring by chance is low, according to Dembski, the event can be deemed to be due to intelligent design, as chance can be eliminated.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
Such an outcome is unlikely to occur by chance, and would be termed a surprise event.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
Dembski claims to have developed a robust set of criteria that determine whether chance or intelligent design explains certain natural events.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
This decision process focuses on differentiating low probability events that occur by chance, from similarly low probability events that can be shown to exhibit Complex Specified Information.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
The point is that natural laws have brought about an event which, from a chance point of view, would be impossible in the lifetime of the universe.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
Clearly, if an event is not due to chance, natural causes must be eliminated before design interventions become an option.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
It has long been known that sub jective effects can play an important role in games, causing problems such as increasing returns and lock-in to a particular outcome due to chance events.
The Reality Game
As already mentioned in Section 2.1.1, there is a very good chance that the first direct evidence for a black hole event horizon will come from Sgr A*, the compact, supermassive ob ject at the center of the Milky Way.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
For example, at a 17-MeV threshold, Super-K’s background rate is ∼1 per day [105]; scaling to 1 Mt, this rate would be on the order of ∼10 background events in a several-hour time window, with only a ∼10% chance of detecting a single signal event at 10 Mpc.
Supernova Neutrino Detection
Thus the creep events have only ∼ λ/l chance to be triggered within λ from the attachment points.
Creep events and creep noise in gravitational-wave interferometers: basic formalism and stationary limit
Even at the MI, where just ∼ 20 signal events are expected, their likelihood analysis (see Fig. 4, Ref. ) shows that the chance of confusing these scenarios is just 9%.
Summary of the Supersymmetry Working Group
There is a 1% probability that the H1 events arise by chance, and a few percent probability for the ZEUS events.
QCD and Hadronic Interactions: Summary talk for Moriond 97
JEMEUSO provides us the unique chance to detect very highenergy neutrinos above 1016 eV, but whose background flux is probably too low to correlate each shower event with a GRB.
Sensitivity of JEM-EUSO to GRB Neutrinos
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