ETYM Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, come out; e out + venire to come. Related to Come.
1. Something that happens at a given place and time.
2. A special set of circumstances; SYN. case.
3. (Relativity theory) A phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
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.