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- Perhaps the Philosophy sense is related? Pingku 15:44, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
- FWIW, I don't find this sense in Shakespeare using my Shakespeare Lexicon. I'm also not finding it in Milton's works. --EncycloPetey 22:12, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
- The OED has "A casual appearance or effect, a phenomenon" citing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale "Non accident for noon adversité Was seyn in hir", and has three subsequent cites up to 1765, but marks this sense as obsolete. Dbfirs 16:34, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- I have added another quotation to the entry. It is not clear to me, that "unusual appearance or effect" is a correct definition. - -sche 20:42, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
It should not be re-entered without careful consideration.
The following sense: "(military) An unplanned event that results in injury (including death) or occupational illness to person(s) and/or damage to property, exclusive of injury and/or damage caused by action of an enemy or hostile force." I'm a bit confused how this is distinct, but maybe making the def more concise and adding a quote would make it all clear. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
- It was added by CORNELIUSSEON who apparently based some entries on the definitions in the Dictionary of United States Army Terms. If it is simply a military specialisation of "accident", delete.
←₰-→Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:13, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
- Delete per Lingo Bingo Dingo. This is merely an "accident" occurring in the military. bd2412 T 14:18, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
- Delete and search and destroy any more like it. - -sche (discuss) 17:01, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
- Sense deleted. This guy was a real problem. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:33, 21 February 2018 (UTC)