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Event

Definition of event:

part of speech: noun

That which happens; occurrence; result.

part of speech: noun

That which comes out or happens: the result: any incident or occurrence. - EVENT, OCCURRENCE, INCIDENT, CIRCUMSTANCE. Event, that which comes out, that which springs from a previous state of affairs. Hence we speak of watching the event; of tracing the progress of events. An event is of more importance than an occurrence, and is generally applied to great transactions in history. Occurrence is literally that which meets us in our progress through life, and does not connect itself with the past as an event does. An incident is that which falls into a state of things to which it does not primarily belong; as, the incidents of a journey: it is applied to matters of minor importance. Circumstance, ( lit.) that which stands round or attends; does not necessarily mean anything that happens or takes place, but may simply mean one of the surrounding or accompanying conditions of an occurrence, incident, or event. It is also applied to incidents of minor moment which take place along with something of more importance. A person giving an account of a campaign, might dwell on the leading events which it produced; might mention some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give details of the favorable or adverse circumstances by which it was accompanied.

part of speech: noun

An occurrence; incident; the result or outcome of an action; any single item in a program of sports or games.

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