Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin, present participle of incidere 'to fall into'


in‧ci‧dent W2 [countable]
1 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?
shooting/stabbing incident
Many shooting incidents go unreported.
without incident
The plane landed without incident.
2 a serious disagreement between two countries:
You could have caused a major diplomatic incident.

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