(philosophy) the doctrine that evolutionary adaptations are the result of chance Compare tychism


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    [fawr-too-i-tuh s, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-/ adjective 1. happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter. 2. lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career. /fɔːˈtjuːɪtəs/ adjective 1. happening by chance, esp by a lucky chance; unplanned; accidental adj. 1650s, from Latin fortuitus “happening by chance, casual, accidental,” from forte […]

  • Fortuity

    [fawr-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/ noun, plural fortuities for 2, 3. 1. the state or quality of being ; character. 2. an accidental occurrence. 3. an instance of great luck or good fortune. /fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a chance or accidental occurrence 2. fortuitousness 3. chance or accident n. 1747, from fortuitous + […]

  • Fortuna

    [fawr-too-nuh, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu nə, -ˈtyu-/ noun 1. the ancient Roman goddess of fortune, identified with the Greek goddess Tyche. /fɔːˈtjuːnə/ noun 1. the Roman goddess of fortune and good luck Greek counterpart Tyche

  • Fortunate

    [fawr-chuh-nit] /ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. having good ; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play. 2. bringing or indicating good ; resulting favorably; auspicious: She made a fortunate decision to go on to medical school. /ˈfɔːtʃənɪt/ adjective 1. having good luck; lucky […]

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