What does incident mean?

Definitions for incident
ˈɪn sɪ dəntin·ci·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incident(noun)

    a single distinct event

  2. incident(adj)

    a public disturbance

    "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

  3. incident(adj)

    falling or striking of light rays on something

    "incident light"

  4. incidental, incident(adj)

    (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

    "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"

Wiktionary

  1. incident(Noun)

    An event or occurrence.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

  2. incident(Noun)

    A relatively minor event that is incidental to, or related to others

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

  3. incident(Noun)

    An event that may cause or causes an interruption or a crisis

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

  4. incident(Noun)

    In safety, an incident of workplace illness or injury

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

  5. incident(Adjective)

    Arising as the result of an event, inherent

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

  6. incident(Adjective)

    (of a stream of particles or radiation) falling on or striking a surface (e.g. "The incident light illuminated the surface.")

    Etymology: Recorded since 1412, from incidens, the present active participle of incido, itself from in- + -cido, the combining form of cado.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incident(adj)

    falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  2. Incident(adj)

    coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  3. Incident(adj)

    liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  4. Incident(adj)

    dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  5. Incident(noun)

    that which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  6. Incident(noun)

    that which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

  7. Incident(noun)

    something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal

    Etymology: [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See Cadence.]

Freebase

  1. Incident

    L. Ron Hubbard used the term Incident in a specific context for auditing in Scientology and Dianetics: the description of space opera events in our Universe's distant past, involving alien interventions in our past lives. It is a basic belief of Scientology that a human being is actually an immortal spiritual being, termed a thetan, that is presently trapped on planet Earth in a "meat body". The thetan has had innumerable past lives and it is accepted in Scientology that lives antedating the thetan's arrival on Earth lived in extraterrestrial cultures. Although Incidents can literally be any incident that occurs anywhere on the Whole Track, Hubbard's writings dwelled almost exclusively on fanciful ones from Earth's prehistory, because these "key incidents" are crucial to auditing. Many of them first appeared in Hubbard's book What to Audit. In his writings and lectures, Hubbard describes many key Incidents said to have occurred to thetans during the past few trillion years. Generally speaking, these followed a consistent pattern. A hostile alien civilization would capture free thetans and brainwash them with implants designed to confuse them or otherwise render them more amenable to control. Often, instances of implantation are termed Incidents, while the subject of the implants are often termed Goals, although these are not set-in-stone rules. Not all Incidents deal with implants; some are simply unusual and traumatic events said to have happened to thetans millions of years ago. This trauma is said to linger for trillions of years and causes unresolved psychological problems in the present day. According to Hubbard, only Scientology methods can resolve the burdens left by such traumas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incident

    in′si-dent, adj. falling upon: liable to occur: naturally belonging to anything, or following therefrom.—n. that which happens: an event: a subordinate action: an episode.—n. In′cidence, the manner of falling: bearing or onus, as of a tax that falls unequally: the falling of a ray of heat, light, &c. on a body: (geom.) the falling of a point on a line, or a line on a plane.—adj. Incident′al, occurring as a result, concomitant: occasional, casual.—adv. Incident′ally.—n. Incident′alness.—Angle of incidence, the angle at which a ray of light or radiant heat falls upon a surface. [Fr.,—L. incĭdensin, on, cadĕre, to fall.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. incident

    1. In information operations, an assessed event of attempted entry, unauthorized entry, or an information attack on an automated information system. It includes unauthorized probing and browsing; disruption or denial of service; altered or destroyed input, processing, storage, or output of information; or changes to information system hardware, firmware, or software characteristics with or without the users

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incident' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2752

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incident' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3252

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incident' in Nouns Frequency: #891

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incident in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of incident in a Sentence

  1. Briton Adam Yates:

    We have a time control at the 3km (left) mark so it is likely that we'll be taking the timings at that point, we're doing our best to make up for it. It's a major incident but we've got the means to face this.

  2. Charlie Rittgers:

    I can tell you that the family is sorry about the incident, they wish all the victims a speedy recovery.

  3. Osama Mohamed:

    Before this incident he was religious like any other Egyptian but he did not hate the men from state security or Egyptian Army and he had many friends in the police, after this incident he cut all of them off except for two.

  4. The USDA:

    It became clear to us following the GE wheat incident in Oregon that the detection of regulated GE wheat where it was not authorized, had great potential to disrupt wheat markets globally.

  5. John Brennan:

    The overall threat of terrorism is greatly amplified by today’s interconnected world, where an incident in one corner of the globe can instantly spark a reaction thousands of miles away; and where a lone extremist can go online and learn how to carry out an attack without ever leaving home.

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  • واقعة, حادثة, حادثArabic
  • осраҡ, хәл, осраҡлы, ваҡиғаBashkir
  • událostCzech
  • begivenhedDanish
  • Vorfall, Ereignis, Begebenheit, Geschehnis, Störfall, einfallendGerman
  • προσπίπτουσα, συναφής, προσπίπτωνGreek
  • incidenteSpanish
  • حادثهPersian
  • selkkaus, lankeava, johtuva, tapaus, tapahtuma, välikohtausFinnish
  • incidentFrench
  • ionsaitheachIrish
  • tuiteamasScottish Gaelic
  • תקריתHebrew
  • պատահար, դեպք, դիպվածArmenian
  • 事故Japanese
  • 事件, 사건Korean
  • gebeuren, voorval, gebeurtenis, episode, inslaand, inherentDutch
  • padający, wydarzenie, incydent, towarzyszący, wynikającyPolish
  • incidentePortuguese
  • deranjament, caz, incident, minor incident, mic incident, episod, incidentalRomanian
  • случай, падающий, свойственный, происшествие, инцидентRussian
  • incidentSerbo-Croatian
  • händelse, olyckshändelse, tilldragelse, tillbudSwedish
  • biến cốVietnamese

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