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noun event pronunciation in American English /ɪˈvent/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that happens, especially something that involves several people
    the most traumatic event of my life
    a chain/sequence/series of events: The investigation uncovered a chain of events that could have been prevented.
    events surrounding something: Police questioned witnesses about the events surrounding his death.
    1. a.


      [plural] used in a general way to talk about a combination of things that happen
      Events conspired to bring the two lovers together.
      events unfold: We are watching to see how events will unfold.
  2. 2
    [countable] an organized occasion such as a party or sports competition
    Our next event is a dinner dance on the 18th.
    The concert is an annual event.
    stage/organize an event: They are very good at staging international sporting events.
    See also three-day event



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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