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English adjective: incident

1. incident falling or striking of light rays on something

SamplesIncident light.

2. incident (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

SamplesIncidental expenses.
The road will bring other incidental advantages.
Extra duties incidental to the job.
Labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion.
Confusion incidental to a quick change.


Similaromissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary


English noun: incident

1. incident (event) a single distinct event

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)cause celebre, contagion, infection, scene, sideshow, transmission

Part meronymepisode

2. incident (state) a public disturbance

SamplesThe police investigated an incident at the bus station.

Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

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