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noun [countable] incident pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnsɪd(ə)nt/
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  1. something that happens, especially a violent, criminal, or dangerous event
    an embarrassing incident
    Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
    without incident: The anniversary of the massacre passed without incident.
    an isolated incident (=an event that is not connected with other events): A military spokeswoman said that the shooting was an isolated incident.
    a major/minor incident: The pilot radioed ahead to Gatwick to warn of a major incident on board.


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