Definition of incident in English:
- The occurrence and magnitude of incidents related to economic, social and political instability are unpredictable.
- Over the years Arthur has had many amusing incidents happen to him.
- I would like to relate a recent incident that happened to one of my friends in her 30s.
- The drivers claim they are at risk because of the nature of the job, and say that police have not been responding efficiently to emergency calls following assaults and violent incidents.
- Four footballers are facing court cases arising out of two separate alleged incidents involving violent assaults.
- Other incidents included violent disturbances, assault on a 23-year-old man, shouting threats to kill and spitting at residents.
- During the incident, the Japanese force had total control of the skies over Shanghai.
- A CNN crew embedded at ground forces headquarters witnessed the incident.
- In recent weeks there have been repeated incidents in which forces have demolished homes believed to belong to members of the resistance.
- There is, for instance, the true incident of a man who was shot in an American nightclub.
- Had you heard about this incident of him falling off the roof, and having seizures in the past?
- If this was an isolated incident of bad service, it sure happened to the wrong customer.
- The lives of fictional private detectives tend to be action-packed, dangerous and full of incident.
- Such anticipation as I had was more pleasure than pain, and the event itself passed without drama or incident.
- The first meeting passed off without incident.
- I wanted the incidents in my narrative poems to be just incidents, to have the same kind of clarity and simplicity.
- In the world of both poets, there are plenty of laughs, plenty of wonderfully droll incidents and narratives, but finally, there is the recognition that space is a place.
- It is one of a number of crucial incidents in Frank's narrative where he finds himself perilously close to the seductions of various kinds of storytelling.
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- The net effect is the diffraction of the incident radiation by the array of molecules.
- There is a resonant interaction of the incident light with the surface plasmons on both surfaces of the metal film.
- The intensity of all monochromatic incident light was kept close using neutral density filters.
- Note that the incident angle is the angle between the laser beam and the normal to the interface.
- The sample chamber could be rotated to alter the incident angle for both reflective and transmissive diffraction.
- Compressive force on the platelet, on the other hand, is a function of both the incident angle and shear rate.
accident from Late Middle English:
An accident was originally ‘an event, something that happens’, not necessarily a mishap. It came into English via Old French, ultimately from Latin cadere, meaning ‘to fall’, which also gave us words such as cadaver (Late Middle English) ‘someone fallen’, chance, decay (Late Middle English) ‘fall away’, incident (Late Middle English) ‘fall upon’ so ‘happen’; and occasion (Late Middle English). The idea of an event ‘falling’ remains in the English word befall (Old English). Later the meaning of accident evolved into ‘something that happens by chance’, as in the phrase a happy accident. By the 17th century the modern meaning had become established in the language. The full form of the proverb accidents will happen, which dates from the early 19th century, is accidents will happen in the best-regulated families. According to Mr Micawber in Charles Dickens's David Copperfield ( 1850): ‘Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by…the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they must be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.’ See also adventure
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