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e·vent / iˈvent/ • n. a thing that happens, esp. one of importance. ∎  a planned public or social occasion: events to raise money for charity. ∎  each of several particular contests making up a sports competition: a star sprinter in the 100- and 200-meter events. ∎  Physics a single occurrence of a process, e.g., the ionization of one atom. PHRASES: in any event (or at all events) whatever happens or may have happened: in any event, there was one promise the trickster did keep.

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event outcome, issue; anything that happens. XVI. — L. ēventus, f. ēvent-, pp. stem of ēvenĩre come out, result, happen, f. E- + venĩre COME.
Hence, or direct from L. ēventus, eventual †pert. to an event or events; that will take effect in certain contingencies XVII. eventuate XVIII. orig. U.S.