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incidentnoun

uk   us   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/
B2 [C] an ​event that is either ​unpleasant or ​unusual: an ​isolated/​serious/​unfortunate incident A ​youth was ​seriouslyinjured in a ​shooting incident on ​Saturdaynight.without incident with nothing ​unpleasant or ​unusualhappening: Despite ​fears of ​violence, the ​demonstrationpassed off without incident.

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incidentadjective

uk   /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 ​shippingcompanies do not ​report incidents of ​piracy, for ​fear of ​raisingtheirinsurancerates. [U] The ​demonstration took ​place without incident.

incidentadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈɪn·sə·dənt, -ˌdent/
touching or ​hitting the ​surface of somethingincident 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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