Definition of fortuitous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɔːˈtjuːɪtəs//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈtuːɪtəs//
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happening by chance, especially a lucky chance that brings a good result a fortuitous meeting His success depended on a fortuitous combination of circumstances. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin fortuitus, from forte ‘by chance’, from fors ‘chance, luck’.
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