Definition of Even chance

1. Noun. An unpredictable phenomenon. "It's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"

Exact synonyms: Toss-up, Tossup
Generic synonyms: Chance, Fortune, Hazard, Luck



Lexicographical Neighbors of Even Chance

even-mindedness
even-pinnate
even-pinnate leaf
even-servant
even-steven
even-stevens
even-tempered
even-toed
even-toed ungulate
even-year runs
even Homer nods
even Jove nods
even a little
even as
even as we speak
even chance (current term)
even function
even functions
even if
even keel
even money
even odds
even off
even out
even skipped
even so
even spacing
even steven
even though
even up

Literary usage of Even chance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1869)
"But the sum of these two is .j: therefore the chance that the event I guess will come to pass, is always an even chance. But since il is an even chance that ..."

2. Principles of Economics: With Special Reference to American Conditions by Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman (1905)
"On the other hand, the word chance may be used in a slightly different sense. If a pack of cards has been well shuffled, it is an even chance that we turn ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"As, in the first degree, the whole brother of John Stiles is sure to be descended from that unknown ancestor; hie half-brother has only an even chance, ..."

4. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1867)
"But the sum of these two is}: therefore the chance that the event 1 guess will come to pass, is always an even chance. But since it is an even chance that ..."

5. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick by William Petty (1755)
"And fince the even Chance of the Duration of the-Life is a for a Term of 41 Years, and a Term for 41 Years is in Value 15-12, and the Lofs by his Death in ..."

6. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1862)
"From Fr. jcu parti, M. Lat. jocus partitas, an even chance, a choice of two alternatives. Dan moine je vos partirai Dens gens, ..."

7. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... eg by the same observer with the same instrument—a certain number can be calculated in regard to which it can be affirmed that it is an even chance, ..."

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