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incident

[ in-si-duhnt ]
/ ˈɪn sɪ dənt /
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noun

adjective

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Origin of incident

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin incident- (stem of incidēns “a happening,” noun use of present participle of Latin verb incidere “to fall upon, befall”), equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + -cid- (combining form of cad- “fall”) + -ent- -ent; see cadenza
1. See event.
in·ci·dent·less, adjectivenon·in·ci·dent, noun, adjective
incidence, incidents , incidental
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British Dictionary definitions for incident

incident
/ (ˈɪnsɪdənt) /

noun

adjective

C15: from Medieval Latin incidens an event, from Latin incidere, literally: to fall into, hence befall, happen, from in- ² + cadere to fall
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