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English definition of “accident”

accident

noun   /ˈæk·sə·dənt/
A2 something bad that happens that is not wanted or planned, and that hurts someone or damages something: a car accident She had an accident in the kitchen.
by accident B1 without wanting to or planning to: I deleted the wrong file by accident.
(Definition of accident noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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