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event

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪˈvent/
HAPPENING B1 something that happens, especially something important or unusual: Local people have been shocked by recent events in the town.Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
RACE B1 a race, party, competition, etc that has been organized for a particular time: a social/sporting event AthleticsCompetitions, and parts of competitions
in the event UK used to emphasize what did happen when it was not what you had expected: In the event, we didn't need the extra money.Not expected or planned
in the event of sth formal if something happens: An airbag could save your life in the event of an accident.Occurring and happening
in any event whatever happens: I'm not sure if I'm coming on Friday, but in any event, I'll see you next week. →  See also non-event Occurring and happening
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