Definition of Happenstance

1. Noun. An event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental.

Exact synonyms: Coincidence
Generic synonyms: Accident, Chance Event, Fortuity, Stroke



Definition of Happenstance

1. Noun. A chance or random event or circumstance. ¹

2. Noun. The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Happenstance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Happenstance

happed
happen
happen'd
happen along
happen upon
happenchance
happenchances
happened
happener
happeners
happeneth
happening
happeningest
happenings
happens
happenstance (current term)
happenstances
happenstantially
happi
happie
happied
happier
happies
happiest
happified
happifies
happify
happifying
happily
happily ever after

Literary usage of Happenstance

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1. Strategic Education Research Partnership by Suzanne Donovan, Alexandra K. Wigdor, Catherine E. Snow (2003)
"... before a decision was made regarding which teachers would introduce the new curriculum in which of their classes, so random assignment was happenstance. ..."

2. The Problem of Problems, and Its Various Solutions: Or, Atheism, Darwinism by Clark Braden (1877)
"Spencer gives a supposed case of an animal, that by some happenstance got an ... He has to assume that such a happenstance was possibleā€”that an animal could ..."

3. The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America's Purpose by Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson (1992)
"The term itself may have been the product of happenstance, as was widely ... But the disposition it expressed was no more the product of happenstance than ..."

4. A Personal Tao: Online by Casey Kochmer, Kenneth Kochmer (2005)
"This permits a flowing process of change from plan to plan or from plan to happenstance, or happenstance to plan: life ..."

5. The Teacher and His Staff: Differentiating Teaching Roles: Report of the by Thomas Charles Bridges, H Hessell Tiltman, National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards (U.S.) (1909)
"Marriage partnerships and births should not be left to happenstance or accident or shotgun. 10. Still another time-honored notion is that childhood and ..."

6. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"His knowledge of the constitution of minerals was extensive but largely happenstance, and again he published nothing of it and showed no inclination even to ..."

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