- IPA: /ˈɪn.sɪ.dənt/
incident (plural incidents)
- (countable, uncountable) An event or occurrence.
- She could not recall the time of the incident.
- It was an incident that he hoped to forget.
- The suspect was released without further incident.
- A (relatively minor) event that is incidental to, or related to others.
- An event that causes or may cause an interruption or a crisis, such as a workplace illness or a software error.
- French: incident
- German: Vorfall, Begebenheit, Ereignis, Geschehnis, Vorkommnis, Episode
- Italian: episodio
- Portuguese: incidente
- Russian: происше́ствие
- Spanish: incidente
- German: Nebeneffekt, Ereignisfall, Nebenumstand, Nebensache, Nebenfolge, Folge, Verpflichtung, Nebenhandlung
incident (not comparable)
- Arising as the result of an event, inherent.
- (physics, of a stream of particles or radiation) Falling on or striking a surface.
- The incident light illuminated the surface.
- Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
- As the ordinary course of common affairs is disposed of by general laws, so likewise men's rarer incident necessities and utilities should be with special equity considered.
- Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
- the studies incident to his profession
- 1816, Richard Lawrence, The complete farrier, and British sportsman (page 245)
- The Vives, like the strangles, is most incident to young horses, and usually proceeds from the same causes, such as catching cold, being over-heated, or over-worked, about the time of shedding their teeth.
- (legal) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.
- German: verbunden, zusammenhängend, inhärent, anhaftend, dazugehörend, inherent, folgend, zugehörig, gehörend zu
- Russian: свойственный
- German: einfallend, auftreffend
- Russian: падающий