# Event vs Incident - What's the difference?

event | incident |

## In context|physics|lang=en terms the difference between event and incident

is that event is (physics) a point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate while incident is (physics) (of a stream of particles or radiation ) falling on or striking a surface (eg "the incident light illuminated the surface").

## As nouns the difference between event and incident

is that event is an occurrence; something that happens while incident is an event or occurrence.

## As a adjective incident is

arising as the result of an event, inherent.

# event

## English

(wikipedia event)

### Noun

(en noun)
• An occurrence; something that happens.
• * Macaulay
• the events of his early years
• An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).
• *, II.3.3:
• hard beginnings have many times prosperous events  […].
• * 1707 , , by Eccles and Congrieve; scene 8
• Of my ill boding Dream / Behold the dire Event .
• * Young
• dark doubts between the promise and event
In the event , he turned out to have what I needed anyway.
• (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.
• (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.
• (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 $X \isin \\left\{1,3,5\\right\}$.
• (obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
• * Shakespeare
• Leave we him to his events .
• (lb) An episode of severe health conditions.
• #### Derived terms

* blessed event * credit event * current events * doomsday event * eventful * event horizon * eventless * eventual * in the event * K-T extinction event * media event * quick time event * risk event * sentinel event * social event * speciation event * to be wise after the event

# incident

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• An event or occurrence.
• A relatively minor event that is incidental to, or related to others
• An event that may cause or causes an interruption or a crisis
• In safety, an incident of workplace illness or injury
• #### Derived terms

* incidental * aviation incident * coincident * incident room