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incident

noun uk   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/ us  
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.
(Definition of incident from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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