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an embarrassing incident
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
The anniversary of the massacre passed without incident.
A military spokeswoman said that the shooting was an isolated incident.
The pilot radioed ahead to Gatwick to warn of a major incident on board.
This is the British English definition of incident. View American English definition of incident.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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