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in·ci·dent

 (ĭn′sĭ-dənt)
n.
1.
a. A particular occurrence, especially one of minor importance. See Synonyms at occurrence.
b. An event in a narrative or drama.
2.
a. A usually violent or disruptive occurrence, especially one that precipitates a larger crisis: an international incident that provoked war.
b. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap: The plane landed without incident.
3. Law Something contingent on or related to something else.
adj.
1. Tending to arise or occur as a result or accompaniment: "There is a professional melancholy ... incident to the occupation of a tailor" (Charles Lamb).
2. Law Related to or dependent on another thing.
3. Physics Falling upon or striking a surface: incident radiation.

[Middle English, from Old French, apt to happen, an incident, from Latin incidēns, incident-, present participle of incidere, to happen : in-, on; see in-2 + cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

incident

(ˈɪnsɪdənt)
n
1. a distinct or definite occurrence; event
2. a minor, subsidiary, or related event or action
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences, esp in international politics
4. (Law) a public disturbance: the police had reports of an incident outside a pub.
5. the occurrence of something interesting or exciting: the trip was not without incident.
adj
6. (foll by: to) related (to) or dependent (on)
7. (when: postpositive, often foll by to) having a subsidiary or minor relationship (with)
8. (General Physics) (esp of a beam of light or particles) arriving at or striking a surface: incident electrons.
[C15: from Medieval Latin incidens an event, from Latin incidere, literally: to fall into, hence befall, happen, from in-2 + cadere to fall]

in•ci•dent

(ˈɪn sɪ dənt)

n.
1. an event.
2. a distinct piece of action, as in a story.
3. something that occurs casually in connection with something else.
4. something appertaining or attaching to something else.
5. a seemingly minor occurrence, esp. involving nations or factions, that can lead to serious consequences.
adj.
6. likely to happen.
7. naturally appertaining: hardships incident to the life of an explorer.
8. conjoined, esp. as subordinate to a principal thing.
9. falling or striking on something, as light rays.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin incident-, s. of incidēns a happening, n. use of present participle of Latin incidere to befall =in- in-2 + cadere to fall]
syn: See event.

incident

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' knowledge, instruction, or intent. See also information operations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incident - a single distinct eventincident - a single distinct event    
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
episode - a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
cause celebre - an incident that attracts great public attention
contagion, infection, transmission - an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
scene - an incident (real or imaginary); "their parting was a sad scene"
sideshow - a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event; "instruction is not an educational sideshow"
2.incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
Adj.1.incident - falling or striking of light rays on something; "incident light"
2.incident - (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"

incident

noun
1. disturbance, scene, clash, disorder, confrontation, brawl, uproar, skirmish, mishap, fracas, commotion, contretemps Safety chiefs are investigating the incident.
2. adventure, drama, excitement, crisis, spectacle, theatrics The birth was not without incident.
3. happening, event, affair, business, fact, matter, occasion, circumstance, episode, occurrence, escapade They have not based it on any incident from the past.

incident

noun
1. Something that happens:
2. Something significant that happens:
Translations
حَادِثٌحادِث
incidentpříhoda
hændelse
tapausvälikohtausselkkaustapahtuma
incident
váratlan esemény
atburîur
出来事
사건
akompanuojantis
gadījumsincidentsnotikums
incident
pripetljaj
incident
เหตุการณ์
sự việc

incident

[ˈɪnsɪdənt]
A. N (= event) → incidente m, suceso m; (in book, play etc) → episodio m, incidente m; (= confrontation) → incidente m
a life full of incidentuna vida azarosa or llena de acontecimientos
the Agadir incidentel episodio de Agadir
to provoke a diplomatic incidentprovocar un incidente diplomático
the police were called to the scene of the incidentllamaron a la policía para que acudiera al lugar del suceso
without incidentsin incidentes
B. CPD incident room Ncentro m de coordinación

incident

[ˈɪnsɪdənt] n
(= event) → incident m
without incident → sans incident
an isolated incident → un incident isolé
(in book, story, account)péripétie f
to be full of incident (= exciting) → être riche en rebondissements

incident

n
(= event)Ereignis nt, → Begebenheit f, → Vorfall m; a day/book full of incidentein ereignisreicher Tag/ereignisreiches Buch; an incident from his childhoodein Kindheitserlebnis nt
(diplomatic etc) → Zwischenfall m; (= disturbance in bar etc)Vorfall m; without incidentohne Zwischenfälle; there were several incidents of violencees kam mehrmals zu Gewalttätigkeiten; (during demonstration etc) → es kam mehrmals zu gewalttätigen Ausschreitungen
(in book, play) → Episode f
adj
incident to (form)verbunden mit
(Opt) rayeinfallend

incident

[ˈɪnsɪdnt] n (gen) → caso, avvenimento; (diplomatic, on border) → incidente m; (in book) → episodio; (in play) → scena
without incident (uneventful) → senza incidenti (di rilievo) (without trouble) → senza problemi

incident

(ˈinsidənt) noun
an event or happening. There was a strange incident in the supermarket today.
ˌinciˈdental (-ˈden-) adjective
1. occurring etc by chance in connection with something else. an incidental remark.
2. accompanying (something) but not forming part of it. He wrote the incidental music for the play.
ˌinciˈdentally (-ˈden-) adverb
by the way. Incidentally, where were you last night?

incident

حَادِثٌ příhoda hændelse Vorfall περιστατικό incidente tapaus incident incident incidente 出来事 사건 incident hendelse incydent incidente происшествие incident เหตุการณ์ olay sự việc 事件
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A slight incident gave Jo the clue to the mystery, she thought, and lively fancy, loving heart did the rest.
On the morning in August before the coming of the boy, an incident had happened in the doctor's office.
They formed a congenial group sitting there that summer afternoon--Madame Ratignolle sewing away, often stopping to relate a story or incident with much expressive gesture of her perfect hands; Robert and Mrs.
Chingachgook turned a calm and incurious eye toward the place where the ball had struck, and then resumed his former attitude, with a composure that could not be disturbed by so trifling an incident.
said the curious customer, in describing the incident to one of her acquaintances.
He was likewise a bitter persecutor; as witness the Quakers, who have remembered him in their histories, and relate an incident of his hard severity towards a woman of their sect, which will last longer, it is to be feared, than any record of his better deeds, although these were many.
Grose said, the little gentleman; and all the more for an incident that, presenting itself the second evening, had deeply disconcerted me.
In the instance where three years intervened between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.
Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.
Jurgis had his suspicions as to the dreadful meaning of that incident, and he went away with a sinking at the heart.
At each end of the fireplace sat a long-legged gentleman, with his chair tipped back, his hat on his head, and the heels of his muddy boots reposing sublimely on the mantel-piece,--a position, we will inform our readers, decidedly favorable to the turn of reflection incident to western taverns, where travellers exhibit a decided preference for this particular mode of elevating their understandings.
There was presently an incident which centered the general interest upon this Sir Launcelot.