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Meaning of event

e•vent

Pronunciation: (i-vent'), [key]
— n.
  1. something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.
  2. the outcome, issue, or result of anything: The venture had no successful event.
  3. something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
  4. in relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time. Cf. world point.
  5. any of the contests in a program made up of one sport or of a number of sports: The broad jump event followed the pole vault.
  6. regardless of what happens; in any case.
  7. if there should be: In the event of rain, the party will be held indoors.
  8. if it should happen that; in case: In the event that I can't come back by seven, you can eat without me.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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