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Definition of Incident

Incident

  1. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.
  2. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
  3. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
  4. Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.
  5. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
  6. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.
  7. Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.

Incident Quotations

My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident.
Hans Christian Andersen

What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Henry James

A disagreement or incident involving someone who's not that important to you, like a guy who cut you off in traffic or a rude cashier, is something that should roll off your shoulders. Save the effort for resolving conflicts with the people you cherish.
Joel Osteen

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
Chen Ning Yang

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Dale Carnegie
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Incident Translations

incident in German is Vorfall, Ereignis, Ereignis, Zwischenfall
incident in Norwegian is episode, hendelse, innfallende
incident in Spanish is incidencia
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