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Definition 1: something that happens at a given place and time - [noun denoting tops]

(event is a kind of ...) a feature of the mental life of a living organism

(... is a kind of event ) an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

"he missed the test and had to take a makeup" "the two teams played a makeup one week later"

(... is a kind of event ) (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

(... is a kind of event ) a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

(... is a kind of event ) an event characteristic of persons forming groups

(... is a kind of event ) an event that happens

(... is a kind of event ) an anticipated event that turns out to be far less significant than was expected

(... is a kind of event ) an event that could have occurred but never did

(... is a kind of event ) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of event ) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of event ) a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact

"they gave it another zap of radiation"

(... is an instance of event) the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve

"women have been blamed ever since the Fall"

Definition 2: a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(event is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(event belongs to category ...) (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts

Definition 3: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where event or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
  • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  • he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for event in the sense of this definition

(event is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of event ) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

"the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

(... is a kind of event ) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of event ) a secondary or incidental effect

(... is a kind of event ) a natural consequence of development

(... is a kind of event ) a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

"skill is the product of hours of practice" "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

(... is a kind of event ) any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

(... is a kind of event ) (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome

(... is a kind of event ) a remote or indirect consequence of some action

"his declaration had unforeseen repercussions" "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

(... is a kind of event ) a result

"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

(... is a kind of event ) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

(... is a kind of event ) the consequence of an effort or activity

"they gathered a harvest of examples" "a harvest of love"

(... is a kind of event ) the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

(... is a kind of event ) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

"it made a dent in my bank account"

(... is a kind of event ) something that comes into existence as a result

"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

(... is a kind of event ) any result that follows its cause after an interval

(... is a kind of event ) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

(... is a kind of event ) the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity

"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity" "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

(... is a kind of event ) the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

(... is a kind of event ) the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

(... is a kind of event ) a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

(... is a kind of event ) the result of alteration or modification

"there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

(... is a kind of event ) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(... is a kind of event ) (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

(... is a kind of event ) (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

Definition 4: a special set of circumstances - [noun denoting state]

Samples where event or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
  • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

Synonyms for event in the sense of this definition

(event is a kind of ...) a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

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