incident definition

  • noun:
    • a certain and individual event; an event. See Synonyms at event.
    • A usually minor occasion or problem that is subordinate to another.
    • One thing contingent on or associated with something different.
    • An occurrence or occasion that interrupts normal process or precipitates an emergency: a worldwide event.
    • a meeting or occurrence.
    • a comparatively small event that is incidental to, or pertaining to other people
    • a conference which will trigger or causes an interruption or an emergency
    • in complete safety, an event of workplace illness or damage
    • That which falls out or happens; a meeting; casualty; occurrence.
    • what happens besides the main design; an accidental or subordinate activity or occasion.
    • anything appertaining to, passing with, or according to, another, known as the principal.
    • That which falls out or happens; an occurrence; something that occurs relating to a conference or a series of occasions of greater importance.
    • anything necessarily or regularly dependant on, appertaining to, or legitimately driving with another this is the major or more important; an all natural or characteristic accompaniment.
    • In ornamental art, the representation of any activity, frequently much conventionalized, but nonetheless to be recognized: thus, a frieze may contain some situations pertaining collectively some historical event.
    • a public disturbance
    • an individual distinct event
  • adjective:
    • Tending to arise or occur as a result or accompaniment: "There is a professional melancholy . . . incident to the occupation of a tailor” ( Charles Lamb).
    • linked to or determined by one more thing.
    • Physics Falling upon or hitting a surface: incident radiation.
    • Arising because of a meeting, inherent
    • (of a stream of particles or radiation) falling on or hitting a surface (e.g. "The incident light illuminated the outer lining.")
    • Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light on a reflecting area.
    • Coming or happening accidentally; not inside usual span of things; perhaps not regarding the the primary design; maybe not according to hope; casual; fortuitous.
    • Liable to happen; more likely to occur; befalling; ergo, obviously happening or appertaining.
    • influenced by, or appertaining to, one more thing, labeled as the key.
    • (often accompanied by `to') small or informal or subordinate in value or nature or happening as the opportunity concomitant or outcome
    • dropping or hitting of light rays on some thing
  • others:
    • Falling or hitting upon some thing, as a ray of light or a projectile; impinging or acting upon any such thing from without.
    • more likely to take place; more likely to occur; thus, normally appertaining; necessarily conjoined.
    • Appertaining to or following one more thing; conjoined as a subordinate to a principal thing; appurtenant: because, lease is event to a reversion.
    • Subordinate; everyday; incidental.
    • just like afferent
    • : noting the nerves which convey impressions from the periphery on nervous centers.

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