See also:good or
See also:fortune . From the popular idea that anything of which no assignable cause is known has therefore no cause,
See also:chance (Gr . Tbxn) was regarded as having a substantial
See also:objective existence, being itself the source of such uncaused phenomena . For the philosophic theories
See also:relating to this subject see
See also:ACCIDENTALISM . " Chance," in the theory of probability, is used in two ways . In the stricter, or mathematical usage, it is synonymous with probability; i.e. if a particular event may occur in n ways in an aggregate of p events, then the " chance " of the particular event occurring is given by the fraction n/p . In the second usage, the "chance" is regarded as the ratio of the number of ways which a particular event may occur to the number of ways in which it may not occur; mathematically expressed, this chance is n/(p-n) (see PROBABILITY) . In the
See also:law relating to gaming and wagering a distinction is
See also:drawn between
See also:games of chance and games of skill (see GAMING AND WAGERING) .
JEAN FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION (1790–1832)
CHANCEL (through O. Fr. from Lat. plur. cancelli, d...
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