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incidentnoun

uk   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/  us   /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.
without incident
with nothing unpleasant or unusual happening: Despite fears of violence, the demonstration passed off without incident.

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incidentadjective

uk   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/  us /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/ specialized
touching or hitting the surface of something: an incident ray/wave
(Definition of incident from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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incidentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·sə·dənt, -ˌdent/
  • incident noun [C/U] (EVENT)

an event, esp. one that is either unpleasant or unusual: [C] Many shipping companies do not report incidents of piracy, for fear of raising their insurance rates. [U] The demonstration took place without incident.

incidentadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈɪn·sə·dənt, -ˌdent/
touching or hitting the surface of something
incident ray (also incident wave) physics
An incident ray or incident wave is a beam of light or other energy that hits a surface.
(Definition of incident from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incident”
in Korean 사건, 사고…
in Arabic حادِث…
in Malaysian kejadian…
in French incident…
in Russian случай, происшествие…
in Chinese (Traditional) (不愉快或不尋常的)事件…
in Italian episodio, incidente…
in Turkish olay, vaka, hadise…
in Polish wydarzenie, incydent, zajście…
in Spanish incidente, suceso…
in Vietnamese sự kiện…
in Portuguese incidente…
in Thai เหตุการณ์…
in German der Vorfall…
in Catalan incident…
in Japanese 出来事, 事故…
in Chinese (Simplified) (不愉快或不寻常的)事件…
in Indonesian kejadian…
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