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event

Philosophy
a. an occurrence regarded as a bare instant of space-time as contrasted with an object which fills space and has endurance
b. an occurrence regarded in isolation from, or contrasted with, human agency

event

[i′vent]
(computer science)
The moment of time at which a specified change of state occurs; usually marks the completion of an asynchronous input/output operation.
(geology)
An incident of probable tectonic significance, but whose full implications are unknown.
(industrial engineering)
A specified accomplishment in a program at a particular time; appears as a node in a graphic representation of an endeavor with a specific objective (project).
(physics)
A point in space-time.
(statistics)
A mathematical model of the result of a conceptual experiment; this model is a measurable subset of a probability space.

event

In a CPM arrow diagram, the starting point for an activity; occurs only when all work preceding it has been performed.

event

(software)
An occurrence or happening of significance to a task or program, such as the completion of an asynchronous input/output operation. A task may wait for an event or any of a set of events or it may (request to) receive asynchronous notification (a signal or interrupt) that the event has occurred.

See also event-driven.

event

(data)
A transaction or other activity that affects the records in a file.

event

(1) An action initiated by the user or the computer. For example, a user event would be any mouse movement or keystroke. An internal event detected by software could be caused by myriad things from unexpected data in the input to a security camera sensing motion. See event driven, event loop, event handler and event management system.

(2) A movie or video clip in the iMovie video editing application on the Mac.
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