Definitions for eventɪˈvɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. event(noun)

    something that happens at a given place and time

  2. event, case(noun)

    a special set of circumstances

    "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

  3. event(noun)

    a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory

  4. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

Wiktionary

  1. event(Noun)

    An occurrence; something that happens.

  2. event(Noun)

    An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).

  3. event(Noun)

    A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate

  4. event(Noun)

    A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.

  5. event(Noun)

    A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.

  6. Origin: From eventus, from evenio, from e, short form of ex, + venio; see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Event(noun)

    that which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad

  2. Event(noun)

    an affair in hand; business; enterprise

  3. Event(noun)

    the consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates

  4. Event(verb)

    to break forth

  5. Origin: [F. venter to fan, divulge, LL. eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind.]

Freebase

  1. Event

    In philosophy, events are objects in time or instantiations of properties in objects. However, a definite definition has not been reached, as multiple theories exist concerning events.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #936

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2097

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Nouns Frequency: #170


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