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English noun: event

1. event something that happens at a given place and time


Broader (hypernym)psychological feature


Narrower (hyponym)act, deed, group action, happening, human action, human activity, make-up, makeup, might-have-been, migration, miracle, natural event, nonevent, occurrence, occurrent, social event, zap


Instance hyponymFall

2. event (state) a special set of circumstances


SamplesIn that event, the first possibility is excluded.
It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled.


Synonymscase


Broader (hypernym)circumstance

3. event (phenomenon) a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon


Domain categoryEinstein's theory of relativity, relativity, relativity theory, theory of relativity

4. event (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


SamplesThe magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.


Synonymsconsequence, effect, issue, outcome, result, upshot


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, bandwagon effect, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, fallout, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, spillover, wake, wallop









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