accident of nature

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of accident of nature

:an event that happens naturally
  • He says that no one is to blame for his illness. It was just an accident of nature.

Word by Word Definitions

accident play
  1. : an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance

  2. : lack of intention or necessity : chance

  3. : an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance

nature play
  1. : the inherent character or basic constitution (see constitution 2) of a person or thing : essence

  2. : disposition, temperament

  3. : a creative and controlling force in the universe


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