incident

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded since 1412, from Middle French incident, from Latin incidens, the present active participle of incidō (to happen, befall), itself from in- (on) + -cidō, the combining form of cadō (to fall).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/
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Noun[edit]

incident (plural incidents)

  1. (countable, uncountable) An event or occurrence.
    She could not recall the time of the incident.
    It was an incident that he hoped to forget.
    The suspect was released without further incident.
  2. A (relatively minor) event that is incidental to, or related to others.
  3. An event that causes or may cause an interruption or a crisis, such as a workplace illness or a software error.

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Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

incident (not comparable)

  1. Arising as the result of an event, inherent.
  2. (physics, of a stream of particles or radiation) Falling on or striking a surface.
    The incident light illuminated the surface.
  3. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      As the ordinary course of common affairs is disposed of by general laws, so likewise men's rarer incident necessities and utilities should be with special equity considered.
  4. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
  5. (law) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.

Translations[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

incident m (plural incidents)

  1. incident

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French incident, from Old French incident, from Latin incidēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪn.siˈdɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ci‧dent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

incident n (plural incidenten)

  1. An incident.
    Synonym: voorval

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: insident
  • West Frisian: ynsidint

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incident (feminine singular incidente, masculine plural incidents, feminine plural incidentes)

  1. incidental
  2. (physics) incident

Noun[edit]

incident m (plural incidents)

  1. incident

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Form of the verb incidō (I fall upon).

Verb[edit]

incident

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incidō

Etymology 2[edit]

Form of the verb incīdō (I cut or hew open).

Verb[edit]

incīdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incīdō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /intsǐdent/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ci‧dent

Noun[edit]

incìdent m (Cyrillic spelling инцѝдент)

  1. incident

Declension[edit]