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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An occasion that attracts prominent coverage by news organizations: "It was a media event with flowing blood and absurdist overtones” ( Lance Morrow).
  • n. Informal The central figure of such an occasion: "The . . . decision turned the startled author into a media event” ( William Zinsser).

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