Definitions for serendipityˌsɛr ənˈdɪp ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ser•en•dip•i•tyˌsɛr ənˈdɪp ɪ ti(n.)
an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
good fortune; luck.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of serendipity:
1754; Serendip+ -ity ; Horace Walpole so named a faculty possessed by the heroes of a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip
good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident and sagacity.
A combination of events which are not individually beneficial, but occurring together produce a good or wonderful outcome.
Origin: . Coined by Horace Walpole, 1754. Serendip is an old name for Sri Lanka.
Serendipity means a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages.
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