Definition of Incident

1. Noun. A single distinct event.

Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Group relationships: Episode
Specialized synonyms: Cause Celebre, Contagion, Infection, Transmission, Scene, Sideshow

2. Adjective. Falling or striking of light rays on something. "Incident light"
Partainyms: Incidence
Derivative terms: Incidence

3. Noun. A public disturbance. "The police investigated an incident at the bus station"

4. Adjective. (sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence. "Confusion incidental to a quick change"
Exact synonyms: Incidental
Similar to: Omissible, Parenthetic, Parenthetical, Peripheral, Secondary
Antonyms: Basic

Definition of Incident

1. a. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.

2. n. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.

Definition of Incident

1. Noun. An event or occurrence. ¹

2. Noun. A relatively minor event that is incidental to, or related to others ¹

3. Noun. An event that may cause or causes an interruption or a crisis ¹

4. Noun. In safety, an incident of workplace illness or injury ¹

5. Adjective. Arising as the result of an event, inherent ¹

6. Adjective. (physics) (''of a stream of particles or radiation'') falling on or striking a surface (e.g. "The '''incident''' light illuminated the surface.") ¹

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Definition of Incident

1. an event [n -S] - See also: event

Medical Definition of Incident

1. Going toward; impinging upon, as incident rays. Origin: L. Incido, pp. -casus, to fall into, to meet with (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incident

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Literary usage of Incident

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"to the advantage of the Company if it escapes the danger incident thereto for a portion of the distance. The power to contract for the whole distance of all ..."

2. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore, Reginald James Mure (1882)
"CHAPTER I. EIGHTS incident TO THE EQUALITY OP STATES. I. IT has been said (a) that the Rights incident to EQUALITY seem to flow, more especially, ..."

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