ETYM Latin incidens, -entis, p. pr. and of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. French incident. Related to Cadence.
Falling or striking on something.
1. Not of prime or central importance; SYN. nonessential.
2. (Sometimes followed by 'to') Minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; SYN. incident.
2. Perturbation. Incident de parcours.
3. Dispute. Incident diplomatique.
In grammar, the different forms (inflections) taken by nouns, pronouns, and adjectives depending on their function in a sentence. English is a language with four inflections; most words have no more than two forms. For example, six pronouns have one form when they are the subject of the verb, and a different form when they are either objects of the verb or governed by a preposition. The six are: I/me, he/him, we/us, they/them, who/whom. In “I like cats”, I is the subject of the sentence. In “Cats hate me”, me is the object. Latin has 6 cases, and Hungarian more than 25.
1. A portable container for carrying several objects.
2. A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home; SYN. display case, showcase.
3. The quantity contained in a case; SYN. caseful.
4. A cover for a pillow; SYN. pillowcase, slip, pillow slip.
5. The actual state of things.
6. A specific state of mind that is temporary.
7. A problem (usually legal) requiring investigation.
8. A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
9. An occurrence of something; SYN. instance, example.
10. Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence; SYN. grammatical case.
An event that happens; SYN. occurrence, natural event.
An event which combines the visual arts and improvised theater. Happenings became popular in the US in the 1960s, influenced by the composer John Cage's theories concerning the role of chance in art, and closely related to performance art and environment art. They were associated particularly with the US painter Allen Kaprow (1927– ), who first used the term 1959, as well as with the pop artists Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Artists such as Yves Klein in France and Joseph Beuys in Germany have developed the political potential of happenings.
ETYM Cf. French incident.
1. A public disturbance.
2. A single distinct event.
ETYM Cf. French occurrence. Related to Occur.
An instance of something occurring.