from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A definite and separate occurrence; an event. See Synonyms at occurrence.
- n. A usually minor event or condition that is subordinate to another.
- n. Something contingent on or related to something else.
- n. An occurrence or event that interrupts normal procedure or precipitates a crisis: an international incident.
- adj. Tending to arise or occur as a result or accompaniment: "There is a professional melancholy . . . incident to the occupation of a tailor” ( Charles Lamb).
- adj. Related to or dependent on another thing.
- adj. Physics Falling upon or striking a surface: incident radiation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An event or occurrence.
- n. A relatively minor event that is incidental to, or related to others
- n. An event that may cause or causes an interruption or a crisis
- n. In safety, an incident of workplace illness or injury
- adj. Arising as the result of an event, inherent
- adj. (of a stream of particles or radiation) falling on or striking a surface (e.g. "The incident light illuminated the surface.")
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.
- adj. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
- adj. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
- adj. Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.
- n. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
- n. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.
- n. Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Falling or striking upon something, as a ray of light or a projectile; impinging or acting upon anything from without.
- Likely to happen; apt to occur; hence, naturally appertaining; necessarily conjoined.
- Appertaining to or following another thing; conjoined as a subordinate to a principal thing; appurtenant: as, rent is incident to a reversion.
- Subordinate; casual; incidental.
- n. That which falls out or takes place; an occurrence; something which takes place in connection with an event or a series of events of greater importance.
- n. A thing necessarily or frequently depending upon, appertaining to, or legally passing with another that is the principal or more important; a natural or characteristic accompaniment.
- n. In decorative art, the representation of any action, often much conventionalized, but still to be recognized: thus, a frieze may consist of a number of incidents relating collectively some historical event.
- Same as afferent
- : noting the nerves which convey impressions from the periphery to the nervous centers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
- n. a public disturbance
- n. a single distinct event
- adj. falling or striking of light rays on something
If the materials have been selected to contribute to the main incident and converge toward it, it will follow that _the main incident_ will come last in the story; it
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Norval Cooper at 410-222-3453 or the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call investigator Mark McCaffrey at 703-777-0475.
Roger Oldham, spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention, said the incident is a warning to missionaries that they need to follow the laws.
I've been disgusted with his postings for some time and this incident is the straw that's broken this camel's back.
This incident is another one where the Republicans step over the line, apologize later and then claim they were misunderstood.
To me the most distrurbing aspect of this incident is the utter lack of support shown by the mets hierarchy towards their constables.
In fact, the incident is a big deal because it connects with the whole idea of authority, how much of it is real, how much of it is stolen, and how can we tell the difference?
This incident is a very clear and present danger to our President. bob in LA
This incident is an affront and a challenge to the worldwide community of democracies, whose silence and willful ignorance will only embolden China's export of oppression.