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An event is something which happens or takes place. An event is brief, possibly extremely brief. Contrast with a process, which takes time.

  • Alternate meaning: an important activity, an item in a program, or the program as a whole.


  • A special occasion, such as a wedding or other party, is a social event.



  • In information processing, an event is a change in the properties received by an observer after being transmitted from an object.
  • In computer science, an event is a software message that indicates something has happened. See event-driven programming. A number of protocols, such as MIDI, are also event-based.
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