Definitions for serendipityˌsɛr ənˈdɪp ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serendipity(noun)

    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries


  1. serendipity(Noun)

    An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident and sagacity.

  2. serendipity(Noun)

    A combination of events which are not individually beneficial, but occurring together produce a good or wonderful outcome.

  3. Origin: . Coined by Horace Walpole, 1754. Serendip is an old name for Sri Lanka.


  1. Serendipity

    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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  • unverhofftes Glück, glücklicher Zufall, freudige Überraschung, wunderbares Geschehen, unerwartete Entdeckung, überraschendes Ereignis, Zufallstreffer, glückliche Fügung, wunderbares Zusammentreffen, überraschende Erfahrung, Serendipität, überraschendes ErlebnisGerman
  • τυχαιότηταGreek
  • serendipidad, serendipiaSpanish
  • [[onnekas]] [[sattuma]]Finnish
  • sérendipité, coup de pot, chance, heureux hazard, aubaineFrench
  • नसीबHindi
  • scoperta, serendipità, SerendipityItalian
  • סרנדיפיטיHebrew
  • 偶察力, セレンディピティJapanese
  • serendipityLatin
  • toevalstreffer, serendipiteitDutch
  • serendipitia, serendipidadePortuguese
  • serendipitateRomanian
  • [[счастливый, везучестьRussian
  • serendipitetSwedish

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