Definition of Natural event
1. Noun. An event that happens.
Generic synonyms: Event
Specialized synonyms: Accompaniment, Attendant, Co-occurrence, Concomitant, Avalanche, Experience, Trouble, Treat, Miracle, Marvel, Wonder, Thing, Episode, Contingence, Contingency, Eventuality, Beginning, Conclusion, Ending, Finish, One-off, Periodic Event, Recurrent Event, Alteration, Change, Modification, Computer Error, Error, Accident, Chance Event, Fortuity, Stroke, Fire, Incident, Discharge, Case, Example, Instance, Motion, Movement, Failure, Success, Appearance, Destiny, Fate, Disappearance, Disappearance, Contact, Impinging, Striking, Finish, Collapse, Break, Interruption, Sound, Union, News Event, Flash, Convergence, Juncture, Occasion, Burst, Flare-up, Outburst, Eruption, Irruption, Outbreak, Black Eye, Blow, Reversal, Reverse, Setback, Bonanza, Boom, Bunce, Godsend, Gold Rush, Gravy, Manna From Heaven, Windfall, Collapse, Crash, Supervention
Derivative terms: Happen, Occurrent
Lexicographical Neighbors of Natural Event
Literary usage of Natural event
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The theory is ingenious, but it makes the miracle a natural event. ... Thus, to them a miracle is not different from any other natural event; ..."
2. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1890)
"No one pretends that an appetite or want is other than a strictly natural event, or that its effect in the way of an instinctive action directed to satisfy ..."
3. The Thinker: A Review of World-wide Christian Thought (1895)
"Nature is not given as a systematic whole ; only the natural event is given, that is, the event which is connected by rule with other events. ..."
4. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1862)
"Now it may be difficult to decide, in many cases, what is. and what is not, a natural event; whether a given result lies within or without the range of ..."
5. The Methodist Review (1895)
"Nature is not given as a systematic whole ; only the natural event is given, ... Let us keep, then, to the natural event, and postpone the consideration of ..."
6. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"1 But this argument assumes as one of its premises that every natural event has been caused by another natural event. Thus if God is a natural event, ..."