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event (psychological feature)

Definition:

something that happens at a given place and time

Class:

noun (persons, places, or things)

Plural:

events

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

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

All senses of event...

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

event

a happening or occurrence, especially when important | a particular contest or item in a program | any organized activity, celebration, etc. for ... (21 of 67 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

event | in any event [sense-specific] | in the event of [sense-specific] | in the event that [sense-specific] | happening [synonym, sense-specific] | incident [synonym, sense-specific]

anything that takes place or happens, especially something important; happening; incident | the actual or final outcome; result (especially in the ... (20 of 596 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Event [disambiguation]

can refer to many things such as: An observable occurrence, phenomenon or an extraordinary occurrence | A type of gathering: A ceremony, for example, a marriage ceremony | A competition, for example, a sports competition | A convention (meeting), also ... (37 of 425 words, 35 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

event | events [plural] | after the event | the happy event | in any event | in either event | in the event | in the event of/that | in the normal/ordinary course of events

[countable] something that happens, especially something that involves ... | [countable] an organized occasion such as a party or sports competition ; ... (21 of 343 words, 9 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

event | at all events | in any event | in the event | outcome [synonym, sense-specific] | occurrence [synonym, sense-specific] | affair [synonym, sense-specific] | circumstance [synonym, sense-specific] | episode [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] "outcome" ; the final outcome or determination of a legal action ; a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality | something that happens; ... (22 of 299 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

event | at all events | in any event | in the event | in the event of ---- | in the event that | in that event | eventless [derived] | eventlessness [derived]

a thing that happens or takes place, especially one of importance | a planned public or social occasion | each of several particular contests making ... (23 of 227 words, 9 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

event | in the event | in the event of something | in any event | at all events | in either event | in that event | affair

anything that happens, especially something important or unusual | one of a set of races or competitions | "in the event": [British] used to emphasize ... (23 of 186 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

event | in any event [sense-specific] | in the event of [sense-specific] | in the event that [sense-specific] | at all events [sense-specific]

something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, especially one of some importance. | the outcome, issue, or result of anything. | ... (22 of 159 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/event

Wiktionary:

event | events [plural]

An occurrence; something that happens. | An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases). | [physics] A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate | [computing] A possible action that the user can perform that is... (38 of 100 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/event

American Heritage Dictionary:

event | eventless [adjective, related]

Something that takes place; an occurrence. | A significant occurrence or happening. | A social gathering or activity. | The final result; the outcome. ... (21 of 84 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/event

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

Encarta Dictionary:

event | events [plural]

an occurrence, especially one that is particularly significant, interesting, exciting, or unusual | an organized occasion such as a social function or ... (21 of 191 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609497​/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.

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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"

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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"

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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

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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

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freedictionary.org:

Event

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