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chance

noun [S or plural] (POSSIBILITY)    /tʃɑːns/ US  /tʃæns/
B1 the level of possibility that something will happen: You'd have a better chance/more chance of passing your exams if you worked a bit harder. [+ (that)] There's a good chance (that) I'll have this essay finished by tomorrow. There's a slim/slight chance (that) I might have to go to Manchester next week. If we hurry, there's still an outside (= very small) chance of catching the plane. "Is there any chance of speaking to him?" "Not a/No chance, I'm afraid." I don't think I stand/have a chance of winning.UK John thinks they're in with a chance (= they have a possibility of doing or getting what they want). Her resignation has improved my chances of promotion. What are her chances of survival? [+ that] What are the chances that they'll win? → Synonym likelihoodPossible and probableChance and randomness
(Definition of chance noun (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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