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Event vs. Experience

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Eventnoun

An occurrence; something that happens.

Experiencenoun

Event(s) of which one is cognizant.

‘It was an experience he would not soon forget.’;

Eventnoun

A prearranged social activity (function, etc.)

‘I went to an event in San Francisco last week.’; ‘Where will the event be held?’;

Experiencenoun

(countable) An activity one has performed.

Eventnoun

One of several contests that combine to make up a competition.

Experiencenoun

(countable) A collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.

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Eventnoun

An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).

‘In the event, he turned out to have what I needed anyway.’;

Experiencenoun

(uncountable) The knowledge thus gathered.

Eventnoun

(physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.

Experienceverb

(transitive) To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.

Eventnoun

(computing) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.

Experiencenoun

Trial, as a test or experiment.

‘She caused him to make experienceUpon wild beasts.’;

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Eventnoun

(probability theory) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.

‘If X is a random variable representing the toss of a six-sided die, then its sample space could be denoted as {1,2,3,4,5,6}. Examples of events could be: X = 1, X = 2, X \ge 5, X \not = 4, and X \isin \{1,3,5\}.’;

Experiencenoun

The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.

‘I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.’; ‘To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.’; ‘When the consuls . . . came in . . . they knew soon by experience how slenderly guarded against danger the majesty of rulers is where force is wanting.’; ‘Those that undertook the religion of our Savior upon his preaching, had no experience of it.’;

Eventnoun

(obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.

Experiencenoun

An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.

‘Whence hath the mind all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer in one word, from experience.’; ‘Experience may be acquired in two ways; either, first by noticing facts without any attempt to influence the frequency of their occurrence or to vary the circumstances under which they occur; this is observation; or, secondly, by putting in action causes or agents over which we have control, and purposely varying their combinations, and noticing what effects take place; this is experiment.’;

Eventnoun

(medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.

Experienceverb

To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.

‘The partial failure and disappointment which he had experienced in India.’;

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Eventverb

(obsolete) To occur, take place.

Experienceverb

To exercise; to train by practice.

‘The youthful sailors thus with early careTheir arms experience, and for sea prepare.’;

Eventverb

To be emitted or breathed out; to evaporate.

Experiencenoun

the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities;

‘a man of experience’; ‘experience is the best teacher’;

Eventverb

To expose to the air, ventilate.

Experiencenoun

the content of direct observation or participation in an event;

‘he had a religious experience’; ‘he recalled the experience vividly’;

Eventnoun

That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.

‘To watch quietly the course of events.’; ‘There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked.’;

Experiencenoun

an event as apprehended;

‘a surprising experience’; ‘that painful experience certainly got our attention’;

Eventnoun

An affair in hand; business; enterprise.

Experienceverb

go or live through;

‘We had many trials to go through’; ‘he saw action in Viet Nam’;

Eventnoun

The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.

‘Dark doubts between the promise and event.’;

Experienceverb

have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;

‘I know the feeling!’; ‘have you ever known hunger?’; ‘I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict’; ‘The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare’; ‘I lived through two divorces’;

Eventverb

To break forth.

Experienceverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

‘get an idea’; ‘experience vertigo’; ‘get nauseous’; ‘undergo a strange sensation’; ‘The chemical undergoes a sudden change’; ‘The fluid undergoes shear’; ‘receive injuries’; ‘have a feeling’;

Eventnoun

something that happens at a given place and time

Experienceverb

undergo an emotional sensation;

‘She felt resentful’; ‘He felt regret’;

Eventnoun

a special set of circumstances;

‘in that event, the first possibility is excluded’; ‘it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled’;

Experienceverb

undergo;

‘The stocks had a fast run-up’;

Eventnoun

a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory

Experience

Experience is the process through which conscious organisms perceive the world around them. Experiences can be accompanied by active awareness on the part of the person having the experience, although they need not be.

Eventnoun

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;

‘the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise’; ‘his decision had depressing consequences for business’; ‘he acted very wise after the event’;

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