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English noun: happening

1. happening (event) an event that happens


Synonymsnatural event, occurrence, occurrent


Broader (hypernym)event


Narrower (hyponym)accident, accompaniment, alteration, appearance, attendant, avalanche, beginning, black eye, blow, bonanza, boom, break, bunce, burst, case, chance event, change, co-occurrence, collapse, collapse, computer error, conclusion, concomitant, contact, contingence, contingency, convergence, crash, destiny, disappearance, disappearance, discharge, ending, episode, error, eruption, eventuality, example, experience, failure, fate, finish, finish, fire, flare-up, flash, fortuity, godsend, gold rush, gravy, impinging, incident, instance, interruption, irruption, juncture, manna from heaven, marvel, miracle, modification, motion, movement, news event, occasion, one-off, outbreak, outburst, periodic event, recurrent event, reversal, reverse, setback, sound, striking, stroke, success, supervention, thing, treat, trouble, union, windfall, wonder









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