Definition of Serendipity

1. Noun. Good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.

Generic synonyms: Fluke, Good Fortune, Good Luck
Derivative terms: Serendipitous



Definition of Serendipity

1. Noun. An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident and sagacity. ¹

2. Noun. A combination of events which are not individually beneficial, but occurring together produce a good or wonderful outcome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serendipity

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Medical Definition of Serendipity

1. Accidental discovery; in science, finding one thing while looking for something else, as in Fleming's discovery of penicillin. Origin: coined by Horace Walpole and relates to The Three Princes of Serendip, fr. Alternate spelling of Serendib, ancient name for Sri Lanka (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Serendipity

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1. Words to the Wise--and Others by Ellen Burns Sherman (1907)
"serendipity FOR the benefit of those who may have forgotten the exact restrictions imposed upon the word, serendipity, by Horace Walpole ..."

2. Thomas Holme, 1624-1695: Surveyor General of Pennsylvania by Irma Corcoran (1992)
"... er serendipity When Thomas Holme laid down the gavel on that first Wednesday morning in February of 1685/86, he may have felt somehow demoted. ..."

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