# Affair vs. Event

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## Difference Between Affair and Event

#### Affairnoun

(often in the plural) Something which is done or is to be done; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public.

a difficult affair to manage

#### Eventnoun

An occurrence; something that happens.

#### Affairnoun

Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely.

an affair of honor, a duel;an affair of love, an intrigue

#### Eventnoun

A prearranged social activity (function, etc.)

I went to an event in San Francisco last week.Where will the event be held?

#### Affairnoun

(military) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.

#### Eventnoun

One of several contests that combine to make up a competition.

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#### Affairnoun

A material object (vaguely designated).

He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.

#### Eventnoun

An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).

In the event, he turned out to have what I needed anyway.

#### Affairnoun

An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cœur).

#### Eventnoun

(physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.

#### Affairnoun

A romantic relationship with someone who is not one's regular partner (boyfriend, girlfriend).

#### Eventnoun

(computing) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.

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#### Affairnoun

A person with whom someone has an adulterous relationship.

#### Eventnoun

(probability theory) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.

If $X$ is a random variable representing the toss of a six-sided die, then its sample space could be denoted as {1,2,3,4,5,6}. Examples of events could be: $X = 1$, $X = 2$, $X \ge 5, X \not = 4,$ and $X \isin \\left\{1,3,5\\right\}$.

#### Affairnoun

A party or social gathering, especially of a formal nature.

#### Eventnoun

(obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.

#### Affairnoun

The (male or female) genitals.

#### Eventnoun

(medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.

#### Affairnoun

a vaguely specified concern;

several matters to attend toit is none of your affairthings are going well

#### Eventverb

(obsolete) To occur, take place.

#### Affairnoun

a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

#### Eventverb

To be emitted or breathed out; to evaporate.

#### Affairnoun

a vaguely specified social event;

the party was quite an affairan occasion arranged to honor the presidenta seemingly endless round of social functions

#### Eventverb

To expose to the air, ventilate.

#### Eventnoun

something that happens at a given place and time

#### Eventnoun

a special set of circumstances;

in that event, the first possibility is excludedit may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

#### Eventnoun

a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory

#### Eventnoun

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;

the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwisehis decision had depressing consequences for businesshe acted very wise after the event