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# Surprise

[ser-prahyz, suh-]
Surprise is something that is unsuspected. "Surprise" may refer to:

### Unsuspected things

• Surprise (emotion)
• Surprise party, a party of which the honored person is not told of beforehand.
• Surprise factor, the fundamental element in humor that puts a twist on familiar subjects
• Surprise, surprisal, or self-information, the information-theoretic quantity $log \left\{1 over p\right\} = - log\left\{p\right\}$, where p is the probability of occurrence
• Ambush or military surprise, a military strategy to strike the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which they are unprepared

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### People

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