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Meaning of EVENT

Pronunciation:  i'vent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that happens at a given place and time
  2. [n]  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
  3. [n]  (relativity theory) a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  4. [n]  a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

EVENT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: case, consequence, effect, issue, outcome, result, upshot
 See Also: aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, byproduct, by-product, change, circumstance, coattails, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, Fall, happening, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, might-have-been, migration, miracle, natural event, nonevent, occurrence, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, phenomenon, physical phenomenon, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, social event, spillover, wake



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*vent"\, n. [L. eventus, fr. evenire to happen, come
    out; e out + venire to come. See {Come}.]
    1. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls
       out; any incident, good or bad. ``The events of his early
       years.'' --Macaulay.
             To watch quietly the course of events. --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. )
             There is one event to the righteous, and to the
             wicked.                               --Eccl. ix. 2.
    2. An affair in hand; business; enterprise. [Obs.] ``Leave we
       him to his events.'' --Shak.
    3. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion;
       result; that in which an action, operation, or series of
       operations, terminates.
             Dark doubts between the promise and event. --Young.
    Syn: Incident; occurrence; adventure; issue; result;
         termination; consequence; conclusion.
    Usage: {Event}, {Occurrence}, {Incident}, {Circumstance}. An
           event denotes that which arises from a preceding state
           of things. Hence we speak or watching the event; of
           tracing the progress of events. An occurrence has no
           reference to any antecedents, but simply marks that
           which meets us in our progress through life, as if by
           chance, or in the course of divine providence. The
           things which thus meet us, if important, are usually
           connected with antecedents; and hence event is the
           leading term. In the ``Declaration of Independence''
           it is said, ``When, in the cource of human events, it
           becomes necessary.'' etc. Here, occurrences would be
           out of place. An incident is that which falls into a
           state of things to which is does not primarily belong;
           as, the incidents of a journey. The term is usually
           applied to things of secondary importance. A
           circumstance is one of the things surrounding us in
           our path of life. These may differ greatly in
           importance; but they are always outsiders, which
           operate upon us from without, exerting greater or less
           influence according to their intrinsic importance. A
           person giving an account of a campaign might dwell on
           the leading events which it produced; might mention
           some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some
           remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give
           the details of the favorable or adverse circumstances
           which marked its progress.
  2. \E*vent"\, v. t. [F. ['e]venter to fan, divulge, LL.
    eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind.]
    To break forth. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Computing Dictionary

1. An occurrence or happening of significance to a task or program, such as the completion of an asynchronous input/output operation. A task may wait for an event or any of a set of events or it may (request to) receive asynchronous notification (a signal or interrupt) that the event has occurred.

See also event-driven.

2. A transaction or other activity that affects the records in a file.

Thesaurus Terms
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