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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun natural event:
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Definition of the noun natural event
What does natural event mean as a name of something?
- an event that happens
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- synonyms of natural event: happening / occurrence / occurrent
- more generic word: event = something that happens at a given place and time
- more specific terms:
- accompaniment / co-occurrence / concomitant / attendant = an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
- avalanche = a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
- experience = an event as apprehended
- trouble = an event causing distress or pain
- treat = an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight
- miracle = any amazing or wonderful occurrence
- marvel / wonder = something that causes feelings of wonder
- thing = an event
- episode = a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
- contingence / contingency / eventuality = a possible event or occurrence or result
- beginning = the event consisting of the start of something
- conclusion / ending / finish = event whose occurrence ends something
- one-off = a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
- recurrent event / periodic event = an event that recurs at intervals
- modification / alteration / change = an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
- computer error / error = the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
- chance event / accident / fortuity / stroke = anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
- fire = the event of something burning
- incident = a single distinct event
- discharge = the sudden giving off of energy
- instance / example / case = an occurrence of something
- movement / motion = a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
- failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
- success = an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
- appearance = the event of coming into sight
- destiny / fate = an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
- disappearance = the event of passing out of sight
- disappearance = ceasing to exist
- impinging / striking / contact = the physical coming together of two or more things
- finish = designated event that concludes a contest
- collapse = a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
- interruption / break = some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
- sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event
- union = the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
- news event = a newsworthy event
- flash = a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
- convergence = the occurrence of two or more things coming together
- juncture / occasion = an event that occurs at a critical time
- flare-up / outburst / burst = a sudden intense happening
- irruption / eruption / outbreak = a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence
- black eye / reversal / reverse / setback / blow = an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
- manna from heaven / gold rush / windfall / bonanza / godsend / bunce / gravy / boom = a sudden happening that brings good fortune
- collapse / crash = a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks
- supervention = a following on in addition
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Natural Event
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by Chris Park, Michael Allaby
natural disaster A disaster that is caused by a natural event.
by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers
érosion naturelle natural event system A system that incorporates the magnitude, frequency, duration, and temporal ...
by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore
The characteristics of an environmental hazard are that it was not directly caused by humans, it directly affects humans (unlike an extreme natural event in nature that does not directly affect humans) and it is often accompanied by a violent ...
by John Jenkins, John Pigram
For example, an earthquake is a natural event; an election is a political event; the ...
The Dictionary of Philosophy (2001)
by Dagobert D. Runes
and only incidentally productive of man; that human life, physical, mental, moral and spiritual, is an ordinary natural event attributable in all respects to the ordinary operations of nature; and that man's ethical values, compulsions, activities, ...
A Dictionary of Geography (2015)
by Susan Mayhew
A natural event becomes a ...
Opinions and experiences from eminent sources by John Reynolds Francis
Physical dissolution is a natural event in the economy of existence, the throwing off of the outer covering, to set the spirit free to enter its own proper realm." SUFFER NO PAIN. Dr. Edward Clark, in "Visions," says the dying suffer no pain.
The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne
The theory is ingenious, but it makes the miracle a natural event. It admits the assumption of opponents of miracles, viz., that physical effects must have physical causes, but this assumption is contradicted by common facts of experience, e. g., ...
by Anton Larsen
turn, -on- ilnclft view of nature, -tarn child of nature, -begipenbeb phenomenon, natural event, -be- •toffcnljeb nature, natural quality, - btftriuclfe iescription oi nature, -befttegtet a homogeneous, of kindred nature, ...
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