serendipity


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ser·en·dip·i·ty

(ser'en-dip'i-tē),
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.
[coined by Horace Walpole and relates to The Three Princes of Serendip, fr. alternate spelling of Serendib, ancient name for Sri Lanka]

ser·en·dip·i·ty

(ser'en-dip'i-tē)
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.

ser·en·dip·i·ty

(ser'en-dip'i-tē)
A knack for discovery involving combined accident and wisdom while pursuing something else.
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However, The Serendipity Machine is not one of these, and the book isn't designed for computer scientists or other specialists.
Cinco anos despues fundo Serendipity, una palabra hindu que significa "facultad para lograr fortuna", mencionada en los cuentos de Las mil y una noches en referencia al antiguo reino de Serendipia, hoy Sri Lanka.
No one was more acutely aware of the role and nuances of serendipity in social theory and practice than Robert K.
Serendipity at work, to be sure, but it wasn't found in his highly priced screens, it was on the public Internet.
The only thing that the Ninth Circuit overlooked was the Serendipity Singers' song which did, after all, climb to No.
For example, a word I often use in some of my speeches is the word "serendipity." I choose to define that word because I have found that although many people have heard the word, they don't know what it means.
Others address the dispositif--the apparatus that underwrites the "inevitability" of the outcome--with a rigor verging on the absurd: Blinky Palermo and Ellsworth Kelly (in his Paris years) both foreground an element of serendipity, even randomness, inherent in the artwork's genesis (a simple window casement or the shadow of a grid cues a composition).
It was produced by a fateful combination of business skill and serendipity, says Frank Batten, who, with Jeffrey L.
The closely related phenomena of happenstance (Miller, 1983; Mitchell, Levin, & Krumboltz, 1999), serendipity (Betsworth & Hansen, 1996; Krumboltz, 1998; Watts, 1996; Williams et al., 1 998), and chance events (Bandura, 1982; Cabral & Salomone, 1990; Scott & Hatalla, 1990) in career patterns have been well documented and discussed.
Dartington Foods has launched its Serendipity range of Fruit in Liqueurs, which includes five different types of fruit in syrup combined with genuine liquors and spirits.
The pair have won rave reviews in America for playing star-crossed lovers in the new romantic movie Serendipity and both admit fate has played a big hand in their own individual love lives.
Too bad--her feebly imagined Serendipity role needs all the humanity it can get.