Definition of incident
- a serious border incident
We just want to put that embarrassing incident behind us.
Two people were shot yesterday in two separate incidents.
Aside from a few isolated incidents, the crowd was well-behaved.
Many such incidents go unreported.
The bombing caused an international incident.
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