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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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I think the human resources battleground is going to be a big battleground in what is otherwise a bit of an eventless year.
What is crucial for Lezra's purposes is Lucretius's positing of an uncaused "swerve" (declinatio, clinamen) from which everything eventuates, and which institutes eventuation as such in an otherwise eventless cosmic void.
A free society is not a calm and eventless place--that is the kind of static, dead society dictators try to create.
Despite Blake's many quirks, the relatively eventless course of his life does not make for a particularly compelling story - at least as Ackroyd tells it.
Theirs is not the eventless eternity of stored-up power but the eternity-in-an-instant of power released: "their doings must emerge now and then like gunflashes in the smoke" (p.
A free society is not a calm and eventless place - that is the kind of static, dead society dictators try to create.
More important, they paint an eventless work life, one that consists of only the activities that constitute the job.
The funeral was eventless, but some storeowners in Hakkari shut down their shops for the day in protest of the civilian death.
On the most basic level, the mother's life is eventless, dominated by the monotony of never-ending work in the constricted domestic realm as well as the dreary dramaturgy of married life.
That the matriarch's life was largely an eventless disappointment to her is sad but not exactly conducive to gripping theater.