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:

    The situation is that of him who is helpless, cannot act, in the event cannot paint, since he is obliged to paint. The act is of him who, helpless, unable to act, acts, in the event paints, since he is obliged to paint.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    The hero sees that the event is ancillary: it must follow him.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is known that Whistler when asked how long it took him to paint one of his “nocturnes” answered: “All of my life.” With the same rigor he could have said that all of the centuries that preceded the moment when he painted were necessary. From that correct application of the law of causality it follows that the slightest event presupposes the inconceivable universe and, conversely, that the universe needs even the slightest of events.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)