AskDefine | Define incident

Dictionary Definition

incident adj
1 falling or striking on something
2 (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change" [syn: incidental] [ant: basic]


1 a single distinct event
2 a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

User Contributed Dictionary




From incidentem.


  1. An event or occurrence
  2. A relatively minor event that is incidental to, or related to others
  3. An event that causes an interruption or a crisis


event or occurrence
minor event incidental to others
  • Finnish: tapaus
  • German: Vorfall, Begebenheit, Ereignis, Geschehnis
event causing interruption or crisis


  1. Arising as the result of an event
  2. (of a stream of particles or radiation) falling on or striking a surface (e.g. "The incident light illuminated the surface.")


arising as the result of an event
physics: falling on a surface

Extensive Definition

Incident may refer to:
The Incident may refer to:

See also

incident in French: Incident

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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