(1) Chances of doing something: (Degree of probability): ‘What are the chances of finding them alive?’ (2) A possibility due to a favourable combination of circumstances: ‘Now is your chance to prove yourself as an efficient leader.’ (3) An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another: ‘We ran into each other by pure chance.’(4) The possibility of future success: ‘His chances as a writer are excellent.’

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