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  1. in·ci·dent
  2. noun


    • 1. likely to happen because of; resulting from:

      the changes incident to economic development
    • 2. attaching to:

      the costs properly incident to a suit for foreclosure or redemption
    • 3. (especially of light or other radiation) falling on or striking something:

      when an ion beam is incident on a surface
    • 4. relating to incidence:

      the incident angle
    • noun

      an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence:

      a violent event, such as a fracas or assault:

    • adjective

      liable to happen because of; resulting from:

      attaching to:

    • noun

      a centre set up by the police to coordinate operations connected with a particular crime, accident, or other incident.
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