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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.


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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