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Definition of incident
an event or occurrence:several amusing incidents a violent event, such as a fracas or assault:one person was stabbed in the incident a hostile clash between forces of rival countries.
) a case or instance of something happening:a single incident of rudeness does not support a finding of contemptuous conduct
the occurrence of dangerous or exciting things:the winter passed without incident a distinct piece of action in a play or a poem.
) likely to happen because of; resulting from:the changes incident to economic development
Law attaching to:the costs properly incident to a suit for foreclosure or redemption 2(especially of light or other radiation) falling on or striking something:when an ion beam is incident on a surface of or relating to incidence:the incident angle