(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. occasion, occurrence, happening; affair, episode, incident; gala affair or occasion, holiday; experience; circumstance, issue, outcome, result.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Anything that happens]
Syn. occurrence, happening, episode, incident, circumstance, affair, phenomenon, development, function, transaction, experience, appearance, turn, tide, shift, phase, accident, chance, pass, ceremony, juncture, conjuncture, situation, proceeding, advent, story, case, matter, occasion, media event, nonevent*.
2. [A notable happening]
Syn. accident, catastrophe, mishap, mischance, mistake, experience, milestone, landmark, triumph, coincidence, miracle, adventure, holiday, wonder, marvel, celebration, crisis, predicament, exigency, misfortune, situation, calamity, disaster, emergency, something to write home about*; see also disaster , holiday 1 , wonder 2 .
3. [A performance]
Syn. final event, main event, preliminary event, attraction, contest, competition, bout, joust, display, performance, happening, spectacle, play, drama, match, game, meet, exhibition, curtain raiser; see also performance 2 .
4. [An outcome]
Syn. effect, issue, conclusion; see result .
in any event,
Syn. anyhow, anyway, in any case, no matter what happens, at all events, whatever may be the case, come what may, happen what may, regardless, at any rate, whatever happens, no matter what else, at least, be that as it may, however; see also anyhow 1 .
in the event of or [m1] that,
Syn. in case of, if it should happen that, if there should happen to be; see if .
See Synonym Study at occurrence .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
happening, occurrence, incident, episode, affair, circumstance, situation, matter, experience, phenomenon.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something that happens: circumstance, happening, incident, occasion, occurrence, thing. See HAPPEN. 2. Something significant that happens: circumstance, development, episode, happening, incident, news, occasion, occurrence, thing. See HAPPEN. 3. Something brought about by a cause: aftermath, consequence, corollary, effect, end product, fruit, harvest, issue, outcome, precipitate, ramification, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, sequent, upshot. See CAUSE. 4. Something having real, demonstrable existence: actuality, fact, phenomenon, reality. See REAL.

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