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Definition 1: a single distinct event - [noun denoting event]

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

(... is a kind of incident ) an incident that attracts great public attention

(... is a kind of incident ) an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

(... is a kind of incident ) an incident (real or imaginary)

"their parting was a sad scene"

(... is a kind of incident ) a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event

"instruction is not an educational sideshow"

(... is part of incident) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

Definition 2: a public disturbance - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the police investigated an incident at the bus station

(incident is a kind of ...) a disorderly outburst or tumult

"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Definition 3: (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for incident in the sense of this definition

(incident is similar to ...) capable of being left out

(incident is similar to ...) qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

"parenthetical remarks"

(incident is similar to ...) related to the key issue but not of central importance

"a peripheral interest" "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy" "peripheral issues"

(incident is similar to ...) depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

"a secondary infection"

Definition 4: falling or striking of light rays on something - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • incident light

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