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event (n.)

1570s, "the consequence of anything" (as in in the event that); 1580s, "that which happens;" from French event, from Latin eventus "occurrence, accident, event, fortune, fate, lot, issue," from past participle stem of evenire "to come out, happen, result," from assimilated form of ex- "out" (see ex-) + venire "to come" (from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwa- "to go, come"). Meaning "a contest or single proceeding in a public sport" is from 1865. Events as "the course of events" is attested from 1842. Event horizon in astrophysics is from 1969.

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Definitions of event from WordNet

event (n.)
something that happens at a given place and time;
event (n.)
a special set of circumstances;
in that event, the first possibility is excluded
Synonyms: case
event (n.)
a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory;
event (n.)
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;
he acted very wise after the event
From wordnet.princeton.edu