event

eventless, adj.
/i vent"/, n.
1. something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.
2. the outcome, issue, or result of anything: The venture had no successful event.
3. something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
4. Physics. in relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time. Cf. world point.
5. Sports. any of the contests in a program made up of one sport or of a number of sports: The broad jump event followed the pole vault.
6. in any event, regardless of what happens; in any case. Also, at all events.
7. in the event of, if there should be: In the event of rain, the party will be held indoors.
8. in the event that, if it should happen that; in case: In the event that I can't come back by seven, you can eat without me.
[1560-70; < L eventus occurrence, outcome, equiv. to even(ire) to occur, come out + -tus suffix of v. action]
Syn. 1. happening, affair, case, circumstance. EVENT, EPISODE, INCIDENT, OCCURRENCE are terms for a happening. An EVENT is usually an important happening: historical events. An EPISODE is one of a series of happenings in a person's life or in a narrative: an episode in one's life. An INCIDENT is an event of usually minor importance: an amusing incident in a play. An OCCURRENCE is something that happens, often by surprise: His arrival was an unexpected occurrence. 2. consequence.

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      notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the 20th-century English philosopher Bertrand Russell (Russell, Bertrand), for whom event replaced the vaguer notion of body, and the 20th-century English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (Whitehead, Alfred North), for whom events were formed by a nexus of actual occasions. In general, in both views an event is that which occurs at a given time and place.

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