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incident

noun     /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/
B2 [C] an event that is either unpleasant or unusual : an isolated / serious / unfortunate incident A youth was seriously injured in a shooting incident on Saturday night .Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters without incident with nothing unpleasant or unusual happening : Despite fears of violence , the demonstration passed off without incident.Peaceful and tranquil
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