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  • chance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fortuity Nouns 1. chance, accident, lot; fate, kismet, karma (See destiny); Lady Luck, [Dame] Fortune; luck, fortune, hap, hazard; contingency, adventure, fortuity; randomness, indetermination,… …   English dictionary for students

  • chance-medley — /chans med lee, chahns /, n. Law. 1. a killing occurring during a sudden and unpredicted encounter. 2. aimless and random action. [1485 95; < AF chance medlee] * * * …   Universalium

  • chance — Hazard, risk, or the result or issue of uncertain and unknown conditions or forces, Dixon v Plans, 98 Cal 384, 33 P 268; the possibility of something occurring without design or effort to make it occur. 34 Am J1st Lot § 6. See game of chance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Naturally occurring radioactive material — Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) consist of materials, usually industrial wastes or by products enriched with radioactive elements found in the… …   Wikipedia

  • fortuitous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. casual, chance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. accidental, chance, serendipitous; see accidental . See Synonym Study at accidental . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [for TOO uh tus] …   English dictionary for students

  • Cohen's kappa — coefficient is a statistical measure of inter rater agreement or inter annotator agreement[1] for qualitative (categorical) items. It is generally thought to be a more robust measure than simple percent agreement calculation since κ takes into… …   Wikipedia

  • casual — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Late Latin; Anglo French casuel, from Late Latin casualis, from Latin casus fall, chance more at case Date: 14th century 1. subject to, resulting from, or occurring by chance < a casual… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incidental — in·ci·den·tal /ˌin sə dent əl/ adj 1: subordinate or secondary in importance or position incidental benefits 2: incident 3: occurring by chance or in isolation incidental use of a person s …   Law dictionary

  • desert — desert1 desertic /di zerr tik/, adj. desertlike, adj. /dez euhrt/, n. 1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. 2. any area …   Universalium

  • fortuitous — I adjective accidental, adventitious, casual, chance, circumstantial, coincidental, designless, forte oblatus, fortuitus, haphazard, happening by chance, involuntary, lucky, occurring by chance, providential, random, spontaneous, surprise,… …   Law dictionary

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