serendipity

[n] - pure luck in discovering things you were not looking for
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Serendipity

Serendipity: An accidental and fortunate discovery. Not all good medical research by any means is done by design. Some is by serendipity, pure good luck. A celebrated instance of serendipity in biomedical research took place in 1928 at St Mary's Hospital in London. While studying staphylococci (staph bacteria), the physician and microbiologist Alex...
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serendipity

Accidental discovery; in science, finding one thing while looking for something else, as in Fleming's discovery of penicillin. ... Origin: coined by Horace Walpole and relates to The Three Princes of Serendip, fr. Alternate spelling of Serendib, ancient name for Sri Lanka ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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serendipity

noun good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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serendipity

serendipity 1. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries unexpectedly. 3. The accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful. 4. A natural gift for making pleasant, valuable, or useful discoveries without anticipating such results. 5. An apparent aptitude for making...
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serendipity

Type: Term Pronunciation: ser′en-dip′i-tē Definitions: 1. A knack for discovery involving a combination of accident and wisdom while pursuing something else; in science, finding one thing while looking for something else, as in Fleming's discovery of penicillin.
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Serendipity

[disambiguation] Serendipity is an accidental lucky discovery. Serendipity may also refer to: ==Entertainment== ===Music=== ==Places== ==Other== ...
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Serendipity

Serendipity means a `fortunate happenstance` or `pleasant surprise`. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by a...
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serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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