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Definition of incident:

  1. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
  2. Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.
  3. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.
  4. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
  5. Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.
  6. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
  7. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.


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