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Noun
An opportunity to do or achieve something
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“You only get one shot. Do not miss your chance to shine.”
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The occurrence of events in the absence of any obvious intention or cause
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“Such events occur simply by chance and models up to this point have failed to establish any identifiable patterns.”
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A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
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“They decided that exploration of the valley for hidden gold was a chance worth taking.”
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(general or positive) A possibility of something happening
“The chance of a significant return is rather good when it comes to this investment.”
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(negative) A possibility of something happening
“The chance of sustaining an injury is high when it comes to extreme sports.”
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A future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty
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Unpredictability
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The point in time or space at which something begins
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The quality of seeming reasonable or probable
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Luck of the draw
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The random production of favorable or unfavorable results
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An attitude adopted in law or as a matter of policy towards an action or proposal in the absence of acceptable reasons to the contrary
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One's chance to speak during a discussion
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The state of being feasible or possible
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A price or cost, as in up the ante
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A course of action that is resorted to
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An advantage over one's peers or competitors
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A special right or advantage, granted or available only to a particular person or group
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An act of listening to evidence in a court of law or before an official, especially a trial before a judge without a jury
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The, usually unfortunate, way of the world
Adjective
Happening by chance or without planning
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“Their chance meeting a decade ago has blossomed into in a happy marriage with two kids.”
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Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
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Not required
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Quick or likely to change consistently
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Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
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Very odd, strange, or eccentric
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Occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly
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Verb
To take a risk or chance on
“Should we bring an umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?”
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To take place or do something by accident or without intending to
“I would chance to meet a man who proved to be a most unusual character.”
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Risk a sum of money or valued item against someone else's on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game
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To determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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To discover something either by chance or intention
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To come about by chance
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Try to figure out through estimation or hypothesis
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