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Luck vs. Coincidence

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Lucknoun

Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence, especially a favourable one.

‘The raffle is just a matter of luck.’; ‘Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.’; ‘I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.’; ‘Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.’;

Coincidencenoun

Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.

Lucknoun

A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.

‘He blew on the dice for luck.’; ‘I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.’;

Coincidencenoun

Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none.

Lucknoun

Success.

‘I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck.’; ‘He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.’;

Coincidencenoun

(analysis) A coincidence point.

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Lucknoun

The results of a random number generator.

Coincidencenoun

(geometry) A fixed point of a correspondence; a point of a variety corresponding to itself under a correspondence.

Luckverb

(intransitive) To succeed by chance.

‘His plan lucked out.’;

Coincidencenoun

The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.

Luckverb

(intransitive) To rely on luck.

‘No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.’;

Coincidencenoun

The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as, the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

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Luckverb

(transitive) To carry out relying on luck.

‘Our plan is to luck it through.’;

Coincidencenoun

Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.

‘The very concurrence and coincidence of so many evidences . . . carries a great weight.’; ‘Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . . . affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and goodness.’;

Lucknoun

That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck; as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck.

‘If thou dost play with him at any game,Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck,He beats thee 'gainst the odds.’;

Coincidencenoun

an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

Lucknoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

‘whatever my fortune may be’; ‘deserved a better fate’; ‘has a happy lot’; ‘the luck of the Irish’; ‘a victim of circumstances’; ‘success that was her portion’;

Coincidencenoun

the quality of occupying the same position or area in space;

‘he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs’;

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Lucknoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;

Coincidencenoun

the temporal property of two things happening at the same time;

‘the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable’;

Lucknoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome;

‘it was my good luck to be there’; ‘they say luck is a lady’; ‘it was as if fortune guided his hand’;

Coincidencenoun

a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection

‘they met by coincidence’; ‘it was a coincidence that she was wearing a jersey like Laura's’;

Lucknoun

success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions

‘they're supposed to bring good luck’; ‘it was just luck that the first kick went in’;

Coincidencenoun

the fact of corresponding in nature or in time of occurrence

‘the coincidence of interest between the mining companies and certain politicians’;

Lucknoun

chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen.

Coincidencenoun

the presence of ionizing particles or other objects in two or more detectors simultaneously, or of two or more signals simultaneously in a circuit.

Lucknoun

something regarded as bringing about or portending good or bad things

‘I don't like Friday—it's bad luck’;

Coincidence

A coincidence is a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances that have no apparent causal connection with one another. The perception of remarkable coincidences may lead to supernatural, occult, or paranormal claims.

Luckverb

chance to find or acquire

‘he lucked into a disc-jockey job’;

Luckverb

achieve success or advantage by good luck

‘I lucked out and found a wonderful woman’;

Luck

Luck is the phenomenon and belief that defines the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events. The naturalistic interpretation is that positive and negative events may happen all the time, both due to random and non-random natural and artificial processes, and that even improbable events can happen by random chance.

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