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Accident vs. Injury

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Accidentnoun

An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences.

‘to die by an accident’;

Injurynoun

Damage to the body of a human or animal.

‘The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.’;

Accidentnoun

Especially, a collision or similar unintended event that causes damage or death.

‘There was a huge accident on I5 involving 15 automobiles.’; ‘My insurance went up after the second accident in three months.’;

Injurynoun

The violation of a person's reputation, rights, property, or interests.

‘Slander is an injury to the character.’;

Accidentnoun

Any chance event.

Injurynoun

(archaic) Injustice.

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Accidentnoun

(uncountable) Chance.

Injuryverb

(obsolete) To wrong, to injure.

Accidentnoun

Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.

‘Beauty is an accident.’;

Injurynoun

Any damage or hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.

‘For he that doeth injury shall receive that that he did evil.’; ‘Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments.’; ‘Riot ascends above their loftiest towers,And injury and outrage.’;

Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.

Injurynoun

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

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Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.

Injurynoun

an accident that results in physical damage or hurt

Accidentnoun

A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.

Injurynoun

a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

Accidentnoun

(grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, such as gender, number, or case.

Injurynoun

an act that injures someone

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Accidentnoun

(geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.

Injurynoun

an instance of being injured

‘she suffered an injury to her back’;

Accidentnoun

(heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Injurynoun

the fact of being injured; harm or damage

‘all escaped without serious injury’;

Accidentnoun

(legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.

Injurynoun

damage to a person's feelings

‘compensation for injury to feelings’;

Accidentnoun

Appearance, manifestation.

Injury

Injury, also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force. This may be caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and other causes.

Accidentnoun

Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.

‘Of moving accidents by flood and field.’; ‘Thou cam'st not to thy place by accident:It is the very place God meant for thee.’;

Accidentnoun

A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.

Accidentnoun

A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Accidentnoun

A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.

Accidentnoun

Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.

‘This accident, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea.’;

Accidentnoun

Unusual appearance or effect.

Accidentnoun

a mishap; especially one causing injury or death

Accidentnoun

anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

Accidentnoun

an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury

‘if you are unable to work owing to accident or sickness’; ‘he had an accident at the factory’;

Accidentnoun

a crash involving road or other vehicles

‘four people were killed in a road accident’;

Accidentnoun

an incidence of incontinence by a child or animal

‘he had a little accident, but I washed his shorts out’;

Accidentnoun

an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause

‘the pregnancy was an accident’; ‘it is no accident that Manchester has produced more than its fair share of professional comics’;

Accidentnoun

the working of fortune; chance

‘members belong to the House of Lords through hereditary right or accident of birth’;

Accidentnoun

(in Aristotelian thought) a property of a thing which is not essential to its nature.

Accident

An accident is an unintended, normally unwanted event that was not directly caused by humans. The term accident implies that nobody should be blamed, but the event may have been caused by unrecognized or unaddressed risks.

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