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Noun: accident  ak-si-dunt
  1. An unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
  2. Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity";
    - stroke, fortuity, chance event

Derived forms: accidents

Type of: happening, misadventure, mischance, mishap, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Encyclopedia: Accident, Maryland