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EtymologyEdit

Recorded since 1412, from Middle French incident, from Latin incidens, the present active participle of incidō (to happen, befall), itself from in- (on) + -cidō, the combining form of cadō (to fall).

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NounEdit

incident (plural incidents)

  1. An event or occurrence.
  2. A (relatively minor) event that is incidental to, or related to others
  3. An event that may cause or causes an interruption or a crisis
  4. In safety, an incident of workplace illness or injury

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AdjectiveEdit

incident (not comparable)

  1. Arising as the result of an event, inherent.
  2. (physics, of a stream of particles or radiation) Falling on or striking a surface.
    The incident light illuminated the surface.
  3. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
    • Hooker
      As the ordinary course of common affairs is disposed of by general laws, so likewise men's rarer incident necessities and utilities should be with special equity considered.
  4. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
    • Milton
      all chances incident to man's frail life
    • Milward
      the studies incident to his profession
    • 1816, Richard Lawrence, The complete farrier, and British sportsman (page 245)
      The Vives, like the strangles, is most incident to young horses, and usually proceeds from the same causes, such as catching cold, being over-heated, or over-worked, about the time of shedding their teeth.
  5. (law) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

incident m (plural incidents)

  1. incident

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

incident (feminine singular incidente, masculine plural incidents, feminine plural incidentes)

  1. incidental
  2. (physics) incident

NounEdit

incident m (plural incidents)

  1. incident

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Form of the verb incidō (I fall upon).

VerbEdit

incident

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incidō

Etymology 2Edit

Form of the verb incīdō (I cut or hew open).

VerbEdit

incīdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incīdō

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /intsǐdent/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ci‧dent

NounEdit

incìdent m (Cyrillic spelling инцѝдент)

  1. incident

DeclensionEdit