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

Serendipity is digging for worms and finding gold. — a character in an episode of Max Headroom.

the faculty for making desirable discoveries by accident
{i} ability to make valuable discoveries by accident
good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
Faculty of making discoveries by accident Serendipity has been recently used in connection with Internet, since the large quantity of information available provides chances to find unexpected relevant information while surfing the web In Science one speaks about serendipity when the discovery is made by reasons alien to the established research experiments For example the discovery of penicillin The coinage of the term is attributed to the British writer Horace Walpole from a Persian tale "The Three Princes of Serendip" where the heroes make discoveries accidentally
The discovery of something by accident while investigating something quite different. For example, finding a biological culture "ruined" by mould, and discovering the antibiotic penicillin as a consequence
The ability to gain knowledge from accidental events Many famous new products have been discovered accidentally, but many potential discoveries were overlooked because the observer was not serendipitous (having a prepared mind)
A fortunate occurrence created by unanticipated luck
\sehr-uhn-DIP-uh-tee\, noun: The faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries
An unsought, unintended, or unexpected discovery, made by accident and sagacity
Making a commitment, taking action, and expecting the unexpected that your soul and universe create with you
''The gift of making delightful discoveries by pure accident'' In hypertext navigation, the original goal sometimes becomes irrelevant or is forgotten over the current dominance of a new piece of information encountered in the browsing process This is called the serendipity effect
Serendipity is the luck some people have in finding or creating interesting or valuable things by chance. Some of the best effects in my garden have been the result of serendipity. when interesting or valuable discoveries are made by accident luck (Serendip ancient name of Sri Lanka; because it was an ability possessed by the main characters in the old Persian story The Three Princes of Serendip)
beneficially, favorably; accidentally, fortuitously, by chance
By serendipity; by blind luck in combination with wisdom; by fortunate accident



    Turkish pronunciation



    /ˌserənˈdəpətē/ /ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪtiː/


    [ -'di-p&-tE ] (noun.) 1754. Serendip +‎ -ity. Coined by Horace Walpole, 1754. Serendip is an old Persian name for Sri Lanka. * 1754 Horace Walpole, The Letters of Horace Walpole, vol. 2, Letter 90, To Sir Horace Mann, Arlington Street, Jan. 28, 1754. : This discovery, indeed, is almost of that kind which I call Serendipity, a very expressive word, which, as I have nothing better to tell you, I shall endeavour to explain to you: you will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called "The Three Princes of Serendip|The Three Princes of Serendip]];" as their Highnesses travelled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of: for instance, one of them discovered that a mule blind of the right eye had travelled the same road lately, because the grass was eaten only on the left side, where it was worse than on the right--now do you understand Serendipity? One of the most remarkable instances of this accidental Sagacity, (for you must observe that no discovery of a thing you are looking for comes under this description,) was of my Lord Shaftsbury, who, happening to dine at Lord Chancellor Clarendon's, found out the marriage of the Duke of York and Mrs. Hyde, by the respect with which her mother treated her at table.


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