Happenstance meaning

hăpən-stăns
Happenstance is defined as coincidence or by chance.

If you go out to lunch and just happen to run into a friend unexpectedly while you are there, this is an example of happenstance.

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A chance circumstance.
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A chance circumstance.
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Chance; fortuity.
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A chance or accidental happening.
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(countable) A chance or random event or circumstance.
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(uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.

By happenstance.

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Origin of happenstance

  • happen (circum)stance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • happen (circum)stance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of happening and circumstance.

    From Wiktionary