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 for event
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Event \E*vent"\, n. [L. eventus, fr. evenire to happen, come
     out; e out + venire to come. See Come.]
     1. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls
        out; any incident, good or bad. "The events of his early
        years." --Macaulay.
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              To watch quietly the course of events. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. )
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              There is one event to the righteous, and to the
              wicked.                               --Eccl. ix. 2.
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     2. An affair in hand; business; enterprise. [Obs.] "Leave we
        him to his events." --Shak.
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     3. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion;
        result; that in which an action, operation, or series of
        operations, terminates.
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              Dark doubts between the promise and event. --Young.
  
     Syn: Incident; occurrence; adventure; issue; result;
          termination; consequence; conclusion.
  
     Usage: Event, Occurrence, Incident, Circumstance. An
            event denotes that which arises from a preceding state
            of things. Hence we speak or watching the event; of
            tracing the progress of events. An occurrence has no
            reference to any antecedents, but simply marks that
            which meets us in our progress through life, as if by
            chance, or in the course of divine providence. The
            things which thus meet us, if important, are usually
            connected with antecedents; and hence event is the
            leading term. In the "Declaration of Independence" it
            is said, "When, in the cource of human events, it
            becomes necessary." etc. Here, occurrences would be
            out of place. An incident is that which falls into a
            state of things to which is does not primarily belong;
            as, the incidents of a journey. The term is usually
            applied to things of secondary importance. A
            circumstance is one of the things surrounding us in
            our path of life. These may differ greatly in
            importance; but they are always outsiders, which
            operate upon us from without, exerting greater or less
            influence according to their intrinsic importance. A
            person giving an account of a campaign might dwell on
            the leading events which it produced; might mention
            some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some
            remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give
            the details of the favorable or adverse circumstances
            which marked its progress.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Event \E*vent"\, v. t. [F. ['e]venter to fan, divulge, LL.
     eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind.]
     To break forth. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  event
      n 1: something that happens at a given place and time
      2: a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first
         possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the
         picnic will be canceled" [syn: event, case]
      3: a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the
         fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
      4: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous
         phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was
         lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for
         business"; "he acted very wise after the event" [syn:
         consequence, effect, outcome, result, event,
         issue, upshot]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "event":
     accident, achievement, act, action, adventure, affair, aftereffect,
     aftermath, anyhow, anyway, at any rate, bout, by-product, case,
     chance, circumstance, come what may, competition, conclusion,
     condition, conjuncture, consequence, consequent, contest,
     contingency, corollary, decathlon, deed, delight, derivation,
     derivative, development, distillate, double-header, doubles,
     effect, end, end result, episode, eventuality, eventuation,
     experience, exploit, fact, feat, fortuity, fortune, foursome,
     fruit, game, games of chance, go, hap, happening, happenstance,
     harvest, in any case, incident, issue, juncture, landmark, legacy,
     logical outcome, match, matter of fact, meet, milepost, milestone,
     occasion, occurrence, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth,
     particular, pentathlon, phenomenon, play, play-off, precipitate,
     product, race, reality, regardless, result, resultant, runoff,
     sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent, singles, sport, thing,
     threesome, treat, turn of events, twosome, upshot
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  event
  
     1.  An occurrence or happening of significance to a
     task or program, such as the completion of an asynchronous
     input/output operation.  A task may wait for an event or any
     of a set of events or it may (request to) receive asynchronous
     notification (a signal or interrupt) that the event has
     occurred.
  
     See also event-driven.
  
     2.  A transaction or other activity that affects the
     records in a file.
  
     (2000-02-09)
  

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