Event

Event can refer to many things such as:

  • An observable occurrence, phenomenon or an extraordinary occurrence

A type of gathering:

  • A ceremony, for example, a marriage
  • A competition, for example, a sports competition
  • A convention (meeting), also known as a conference
  • A happening, a performance or situation meant to be considered as art
  • A festival, for example, a musical event
  • A media event, a happening that attracts coverage by mass media
  • A party (including internal business function or staff party)
  • A sporting event
  • A corporate or business function, a profit driven event meant to raise awareness of a company's brand and/or products & services.

In science, technology, and mathematics:

  • Event (computing), a software message indicating that something has happened, such as a keystroke or mouse click
  • Event (synchronization primitive), a type of synchronization mechanism.
  • Event, Particle accelerator, experiments which produce high energy (Electron volt|MeV, GeV, and TeV) subatomic particle collisions
  • Event (probability theory), a set of outcomes to which a probability is assigned
  • Event (UML), in Unified Modeling Language, a notable occurrence at a particular point in time
  • Event chain methodology, in project management
  • Event (relativity), a point in space at an instant in time, i.e. a location in spacetime
  • Event horizon, a boundary in spacetime, typically surrounding a black hole, beyond which events cannot affect an exterior observer
  • Extinction event, a sharp decrease in the number of species in a short period of time
  • Celestial event, an astronomical phenomenon of interest

In philosophy:

  • Event (philosophy), an object in time, or an instantiation of a property in an object
  • Mental event, something that happens in the mind, such as a thought
  • Grouped Events, the experience of two or more events that occur in sequence or concurrently that can be subsequently categorized

In Film, television, theatre and literature:

  • The Event, an American conspiracy thriller television series for NBC
  • The Event (film), 2003 film directed by Thom Fitzgerald
  • Derren Brown: The Events.
  • Event, a literary magazine published by Douglas College

Famous quotes containing the word event:

    We can glut ourselves with how-to-raise children information . . . strive to become more mature and aware but none of this will spare us from the . . . inevitability that some of the time we are going to fail our children. Because there is a big gap between knowing and doing. Because mature, aware people are imperfect too. Or because some current event in our life may so absorb or depress us that when our children need us we cannot come through.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    The frequency of personal questions grows in direct proportion to your increasing girth. . . . No one would ask a man such a personally invasive question as “Is your wife having natural childbirth or is she planning to be knocked out?” But someone might ask that of you. No matter how much you wish for privacy, your pregnancy is a public event to which everyone feels invited.
    Jean Marzollo (20th century)

    There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)