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incident

in·ci·dent

incident

 
 
pronunciation:
In s dnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a single event.
The testing procedure was changed after several incidents of cheating were uncovered.Several incidents of fighting among fans occurred after the match.A fortunate incident occurred that day that changed my life.
synonyms:
affair, episode, event, happening, occasion, occurrence
similar words:
circumstance, experience, fact, phenomenon
definition 2: an event of serious consequence.
The accidental firing of the rocket caused an international incident.
synonyms:
event
similar words:
affair, circumstance, crisis, emergency
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening in connection with something else.
synonyms:
appertaining, associated, connected, incidental, linked, pertaining, related
similar words:
germane, pertinent, relevant
definition 2: falling on something, as light.
Word Parts
The word incident contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall