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Dictionary definition for: Event

1. (n) something that happens at a given place and time

2. (n) a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded" "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

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

4. (n) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

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