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English definition of “fortuitous”

fortuitous

adjective uk   /fɔːˈtjuː.ɪ.təs/ us    /fɔːrˈtuː.ə.t̬əs/ formal
(of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance: The timing of the meeting is certainly fortuitous. The collapse of its rivals brought fortuitous gains to the company.Chance and randomness
fortuitously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Chance and randomness
fortuitousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Chance and randomness
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