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happenstance

[ hap-uhn-stans ]
/ ˈhæp ənˌstæns /
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noun
a chance happening or event.
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Origin of happenstance

First recorded in 1895–1900; happen + (circum)stance
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British Dictionary definitions for happenstance

happenstance
/ (ˈhæpənˌstæns) /

noun
chance
a chance occurrence
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