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event (phenomenon)

Definition:

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Related to:

eventuate

Plural:

events

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he acted very wise after the event

Etymology:

Middle French event, from Latin eventus "occurrence, accident, event, fortune,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of event...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

upshot | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | outcome [synonym, sense-specific]

the final result; conclusion; outcome | [archery] the final shot in a match (12 of 382 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/upshot

Wikipedia:

Result | upshot

the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. Possible results include advantage, disadvantage, gain, injury, loss, value and victory. There may be a range of possible outcomes associated with an... (36 of 370 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Result

Merriam-Webster:

upshot | outcome [synonym] | aftereffect [synonym] | aftermath [synonym] | backwash [synonym] | child [synonym] | conclusion [synonym] | consequence [synonym] | corollary [synonym] | ...

the final result; "outcome" (4 of 118 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/upshot

Oxford Dictionary:

upshot

Syllabification: (up·shot) | [singular] | the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (18 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/upshot

upshot [singular]

the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (15 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/upshot

Macmillan British Dictionary:

upshot | the upshot of something

"the upshot (of something)": the result of a process or an event (12 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/upshot

Random House Dictionary:

upshot

the final issue, the conclusion, or the result. | the gist, as of an argument or thesis. (16 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/upshot

Cambridge Dictionary:

the upshot | upshot

something which happens as a result of other actions, events or decisions (12 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-upshot

American Heritage Dictionary:

upshot

The final result; the outcome. | The central idea or point; gist. (11 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/upshot

New World Dictionary:

upshot

the conclusion; result; outcome (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/upshot

Wiktionary:

upshot | upshots [plural] | bottom line [synonym, sense-specific] | digest [synonym, sense-specific] | the long and short [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | consequence [synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] A concise summary. | The final result, or outcome of something. (12 of 13 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/upshot

Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197129​/event

Columbia Encyclopedia:

phenomenon

an observable fact or event; in philosophy the definitions and uses of the term have varied. In the philosophy of Aristotle phenomena were the objects ... (25 of 101 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0838726​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

upshot

the end result of something (5 of 21 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708660​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

event

First use: 1570s

Origin: Middle French event, from Latin eventus "occurrence, accident, event, fortune, fate, lot, issue", from past participle stem of ... (19 of 38 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=event

Wiktionary:

event | events [plural]

Origin: Latin ēventus ("an event, occurrence"), from ēveniō ("to happen, to fall out, to come out"), from ē ("out of, from"), short form of ex, + veniō ("come"); see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent,... (34 of 37 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/event

American Heritage Dictionary:

event

Origin: Latin ēventus, from past participle of ēvenīre, to happen: ē-, ex-, ex- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/event

Merriam-Webster:

event

First use: 1549

Origin: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, from e- + venire to come

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/event

Oxford Dictionary:

event | at all events

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Latin eventus, from evenire "result, happen", from e- (variant of ex-) "out of" + venire "come"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/event

Collins Dictionary:

event

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin ēventus a happening, from ēvenīre to come forth, happen, from venīre to come

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/event

New World Dictionary:

event

Origin: Old French from Latin eventus, event, past participle of evenire, to happen from e-, out + venire, "come"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/event

Encarta Dictionary:

event | events [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Latin eventus from past participle of evenire "happen" from venire "come"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609497​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

event | events [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "event"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/event

Collins Dictionary:

event

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "event"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/event

Macmillan British Dictionary:

event | events [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "event"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/event

Macmillan American Dictionary:

event | events [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "event"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/event

Cambridge Dictionary:

event

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "event"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "event"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/event

the Free Dictionary:

event

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "event"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "event"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "event" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/event

Google Dictionary:

event | events [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "event"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

event

Audio: North American pronunciation of "event"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=event​001 word=event

YourDictionary Audio:

event

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "event" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/event

freedictionary.org:

Event

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Event" by speech synthesizer

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