Definitions for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing
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happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventnoun
an event that happens
Specifically: An event that is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or important.
An artistic or entertainment event that is unconventional, sometimes discontinuous, designed to evoke strong emotions, and sometimes involving participation by the audience.
Something that happens.
A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable.
This is a happening place tonight!
He is a real happening guy.
A happening is a performance, event, or situation art, usually as performance art. The term was first used by Allan Kaprow during the 1950s to describe a range of art-related events.
A happening is an event, occurrence or situation that is taking place or currently in progress. It is something that happens, especially something that is considered noteworthy or significant.
A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings take place anywhere, and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. Key elements of happenings are planned, but artists sometimes retain room for improvisation. This new media art aspect to happenings eliminates the boundary between the artwork and its viewer. Henceforth, the interactions between the audience and the artwork makes the audience, in a sense, part of the art. In the late 1960s, perhaps due to the depiction in films of hippie culture, the term was used much less specifically to mean any gathering of interest, from a pool hall meetup or a jamming of a few young people to a beer blast or fancy formal party.
It was real and was happening.
Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020
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The numerical value of happening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of happening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.
Both real people and trolls are capitalizing on that mistrust to push conspiracy theories out to vulnerable audiences, this isn't just happening on Twitter. This is happening on Facebook, and this is happening on YouTube, where searching for vaccine information on social media returns a majority of anti-vaccine propaganda.
There is something a little mysterious about it, but it's not mysterious that it's happening, it's the how it's happening and the why it's happening, we need time to unpack those questions.
What is happening now is not a surprise. It was predicted. If anything, it is happening faster than predicted, said Mick Mulroy, the Pentagon's former top Middle East policy official and an ABC News analyst. We are not seeing the worst of it. The Taliban is not only taking territory, they are killing people with the weapons we provided to Afghan security forces, said Mulroy, a former CIA officer and Marine infantryman who served in Afghanistan.
Relativity keeps anything from happening at once. Quantum mechanics keeps everything from really happening at all.
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