|1.||[ noun ] something that happens at a given place and time|
|Related terms:||happening Fall social_event group_action miracle makeup migration nonevent might-have-been|
|2.||[ noun ] a special set of circumstances|
"in that event, the first possibility is excluded" "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
|3.||[ noun ] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon|
|Synonyms:||effect result consequence outcome upshot issue|
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"
|Related terms:||phenomenon product change response impact aftermath by-product influence offspring dent aftereffect spillover side_effect coriolis_effect knock-on_effect harvest coattails_effect butterfly_effect domino_effect placebo_effect outgrowth position_effect brisance repercussion bandwagon_effect effect effect eventuate|
|4.||[ noun ] (relativity theory) a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory|
|Related terms:||physical_phenomenon relativity|