index accident (chance occurrence)

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  • Adventitiousness — Adventitious Ad ven*ti tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. [1913 Webster] To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adventitiousness — Adventitious, in botany, refers to structures that develop in an unusual place, and in medicine, it refers to conditions acquired after birth. This article discusses adventitious roots, buds and shoots, which are very common in vascular… …   Wikipedia

  • adventitiousness — See adventitiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • adventitiousness — noun the degree to which a thing is adventitious …   Wiktionary

  • adventitiousness — n. haphazardness, accidentalness; transitiveness, impermanence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adventitiousness — ad·ven·ti·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • adventitiousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being adventitious …   Useful english dictionary

  • adventitious — adventitiously, adv. adventitiousness, n. /ad veuhn tish euhs/, adj. 1. associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; extrinsic. 2. Bot., Zool. appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root. [1595 1605; < …   Universalium

  • accident — ac·ci·dent n: an unexpected usu. sudden event that occurs without intent or volition although sometimes through carelessness, unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes and that produces an unfortunate result (as an injury) for which the… …   Law dictionary

  • fortuity — I noun accident, accidentalness, adventitiousness, adventure, casualness, casualty, chance, chance occurrence, coincidence, contingence, fluke, fortuitousness, happenstance, hazard, occurrence, opportunity, quirk, random luck, randomness,… …   Law dictionary

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