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event


event

noun

Definition of EVENT

1
something that happens <dinnertime was devoted to talking over the day's events, not to watching television>
2
something that might happen <in the event of rain, graduation ceremonies will be held indoors>
3
a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize <figure skating is usually one of the most popular events in the winter Olympics>
4
a social gathering <the mayor's evenings are often tied up with one event after another>

February 27, 2015
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