|Origin:||Latin, present participle of incidere 'to fall into'|
in‧ci‧dent W2 [countable]
an event, especially one that is unusual, important, or violent:
A spokesman said it was an isolated incident.
Am I at risk because of some incident in my sexual past?
Many shooting incidents go unreported.
The plane landed without incident.
a serious disagreement between two countries:
You could have caused a major diplomatic incident.