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English definition of “happenstance”

happenstance

noun [C or U]     /ˈhæp.ən.stɑːns/ US  /-stæns/ mainly US
chance or a chance situation, especially one producing a good result: By (a strange) happenstance they were both in Paris at the same time.Good luck and bad luckChance and randomness
(Definition of happenstance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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