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
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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
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