- noun an event or happening which interrupts usual activities
- That which strikes, or otherwise falls upon a surface or body. For example, light which is falls upon a photosensitive material, or sound waves striking a diaphragm.
- An action or occurrence. It is similar to an event (1), but an event may imply a more significant happening than an incident.
- In communications and computers, an incident (2) with possible adverse consequences, such as a security breach.
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