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Meaning of event by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin ēventus ( “an event, occurrence” ), from ēveniō ( “to happen, to fall out, to come out” ), from ē ( “out of, from” ), short form of ex, + veniō ( “come” ); see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc .


    • IPA: /ɪˈvɛnt/, X-SAMPA: /I"vEnt/


    event ( plural: events )

    1. An occurrence; something that happens .
    2. An end result; an outcome ( now chiefly in phrases ).
      In the event, he turned out to have what I needed anyway .
    3. ( physics ) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate
    4. ( computing ) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system ( event listener ). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task .
    5. ( probability theory ) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space .

    External links

    • event in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • event in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of event by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. something that happens at a given place and time

    2. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    3. he acted very wise after the event
    4. a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time

    5. a special set of circumstances

    6. in that event, the first possibility is excluded