# Event vs. Incident

## Difference Between Event and Incident

#### Eventnoun

An occurrence; something that happens.

#### Incidentnoun

An event or occurrence.

#### Eventnoun

A prearranged social activity (function, etc.)

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

#### Incidentnoun

A (relatively minor) event that is incidental to, or related to others.

#### Eventnoun

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

#### Incidentnoun

An event that causes or may cause an interruption or a crisis, such as a workplace illness or a software error.

#### Eventnoun

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

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

Arising as the result of an event, inherent.

#### Eventnoun

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

Falling on or striking a surface.

The incident light illuminated the surface.

#### 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.

Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.

#### 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 $X \isin \\left\{1,3,5\\right\}$.

Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.

#### Eventnoun

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

(legal) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.

#### Eventnoun

(medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.

#### Incidentnoun

a single distinct event

#### Eventverb

(obsolete) To occur, take place.

#### Incidentnoun

a public disturbance;

the police investigated an incident at the bus station

#### Eventverb

To be emitted or breathed out; to evaporate.

falling or striking on something

#### Eventverb

To expose to the air, ventilate.

(sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence;

incidental expensesthe road will bring other incidental advantagesextra duties incidental to the joblabor problems incidental to a rapid expansionconfusion incidental to a quick change

#### 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