# Definitions and Synonyms of *chance* | Another word for *chance* | What is *chance? *

*Definition 1: a risk involving danger - [noun denoting act]*

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*you take a chance when you let her drive*

*(**chance* is a kind of ...) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

*chance*is a kind of ...) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

*"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"**"there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"**Definition 2: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5**if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife*

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*(**chance* is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

*chance*is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

*(... is a kind of **chance* ) the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred

*chance*) the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred

*(... is a kind of **chance* ) (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns

*chance*) (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns

*(... is a kind of **chance* ) (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time

*chance*) (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time

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*"the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a reasonable probability of success

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) little or no chance of success

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) the probability of two events occurring together

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

*Definition 3: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another - [noun denoting phenomenon]*

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*bad luck caused his downfall**we ran into each other by pure chance*

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*(**chance* is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

*chance*is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

*(... is a kind of **chance* ) an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

*chance*) an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

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*"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) an unpredictable phenomenon

*"it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"**Definition 4: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances - [noun denoting state]*

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*the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington**now is your chance*

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*(**chance* is a kind of ...) capability of existing or happening or being true

*chance*is a kind of ...) capability of existing or happening or being true

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*"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a situation offering opportunities

*"he worked both sides of the street"**"cooperation is a two-way street"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a chance to do something

*"he wanted a shot at the champion"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) the chance to speak

*"let him have his say"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) opportunity for

*"room for improvement"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) opportunity especially for employment or promotion

*"there is an opening in the sales department"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) an opportunity to do something

*"there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a place where opportunities abound

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) an opportunity to state your case and be heard

*"they condemned him without a hearing"**"he saw that he had lost his audience"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) an opportunity to start over without prejudice

### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a period of opportunity

*"he deserves his day in court"**"every dog has his day"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a rich opportunity or a prize

*"he missed the brass ring at the Miami convention"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) a single chance or instance

*"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"**Definition 5: the possibility of future success - [noun denoting state]*

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*his prospects as a writer are excellent*

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*(**chance* is a kind of ...) the inherent capacity for coming into being

*chance*is a kind of ...) the inherent capacity for coming into being

*Definition 6: come upon, as if by accident; meet with - [verb of possession]*

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*We find this idea in Plato**I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here**She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day*

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*Definition 7: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome - [verb of social]*

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*When you buy these stocks you are gambling*

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*(**chance* is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

*chance*is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

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*"He tried to shake off his fears"**"The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"**"The police attempted to stop the thief"**"He sought to improve himself"**"She always seeks to do good in the world"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) risk everything in one big effort

*"the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) act by relying on one's luck

*Definition 8: be the case by chance - [verb of social]*

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*I chanced to meet my old friend in the street*

*(**chance* is a kind of ...) come to pass

*chance*is a kind of ...) come to pass

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*"What is happening?"**"The meeting took place off without an incidence"**"Nothing occurred that seemed important"*### (... is a kind of *chance* ) chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

*"I happen to have just what you need!"**Definition 9: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

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*seek help from casual passers-by**a casual meeting**a chance occurrence*

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*(**chance* is similar to ...) without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

*chance*is similar to ...) without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

*"an unplanned economy"**"accepts an unplanned order"**"an unplanned pregnancy"**"unplanned remarks"*

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