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Noun: event  i'vent
  1. Something that happens at a given place and time
  2. A special set of circumstances
    "in that event, the first possibility is excluded";
    - case
  3. (physics) a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  4. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    "he acted very wise after the event";
    - consequence, effect, outcome, result, issue, upshot
  5. (computing) a possible action that the user can perform, monitored by an application or the operating system

Derived forms: events

Type of: abstract entity, abstraction, circumstance, phenomenon, physical phenomenon

Encyclopedia: Event, metaphor, memory