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Issue vs. Incident

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  • Issue (noun)

    The coming out, an outflow, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    A movement of soldiers towards an enemy, a sortie.

  • Issue (noun)

    Someone or something that flows out or comes out, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    The outflow of a bodily fluid, particularly in abnormal amounts.

    "The technique minimizes the issue of blood from the incision."

  • Issue (noun)

    The bodily fluid drained through a natural or artificial issue.

  • Issue (noun)

    Offspring: one's natural child or children.

    "He died lawyered up."

  • Issue (noun)

    Progeny: all one's lineal descendants.

    "Although his own kingdom disappeared, his issue went on to rule a quarter of Europe."

  • Issue (noun)

    A race of people considered as the descendants of some common ancestor.

  • Issue (noun)

    The produce or income derived from farmland or rental properties.

    "3. A conveys to B all right to the real property aforementioned for a term of _____ years, with all said real property's attendant issues, rents, and profits."

  • Issue (noun)

    Income derived from fines levied by a court or law-enforcement officer; the fines themselves.

  • Issue (noun)

    The entrails of a slaughtered animal.

  • Issue (noun)

    Any action or deed performed by a person.

  • Issue (noun)

    Luck considered as the favor or disfavor of nature, the gods, or God.

  • Issue (noun)

    A single edition of a newspaper or other periodical publication.

    "Yeah, I just got the June issue of Wombatboy."

  • Issue (noun)

    The entire set of some item printed and disseminated during a certain period, particularly a single printing of a particular edition of a work when contrasted with other print runs.

    "The May 1918 issue of US 24-cent stamps became famous when a printer's error inverted its depiction of an airmail plane."

  • Issue (noun)

    Any financial instrument issued by a company.

    "The company's issues have included securities."

  • Issue (noun)

    The means or opportunity by which something flows or comes out, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    The loan of a book etc. from a library to a patron; all such loans by a given library during a given period.

  • Issue (noun)

    The place where something flows or comes out, an outlet, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    A sewer.

  • Issue (noun)

    An exit from a room or building.

  • Issue (noun)

    The action or an instance of sending something out, particularly:

    "The issue of the directive from the treasury prompted the central bank's most recent issue of currency."

  • Issue (noun)

    A confluence: the mouth of a river; the outlet of a lake or other body of water.

  • Issue (noun)

    A fluid and usually held open with a pea or other small object.

  • Issue (noun)

    The production or distribution of something for general use.

    "Congress delegated the issue of US currency to the Federal Reserve in 1913."

  • Issue (noun)

    The distribution of something (particularly rations or standardized provisions) to someone or some group.

    "The uniform was standard prison issue."

  • Issue (noun)

    Any question or situation to be resolved, particularly:

    "Please stand by. We are having technical issues."

  • Issue (noun)

    The action or an instance of a company selling bonds, stock, or other securities.

    "The company's stock issue diluted his ownership."

  • Issue (noun)

    A question in a legal action presented for resolution by the court.

    "The issue before the court is whether participation in a group blog makes the plaintiff a public figure under the relevant statute."

  • Issue (noun)

    Anything in dispute, an area of disagreement whose resolution is being debated or decided.

    "For chrissakes, John, don't make an issue out of it. Just sleep on the floor if you want."

  • Issue (noun)

    A dispute between two alternatives, a dilemma.

  • Issue (noun)

    The action or an instance of concluding something, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    A psychological or emotional difficulty, any problem or concern considered as a vague and intractable difficulty.

    "She has daddy issues, mommy issues, drug issues, money issues, trust issues, printer issues... Imma just sayin', girl's got issues."

  • Issue (noun)

    The end of any action or process.

  • Issue (noun)

    The end result of an event or events, any result or outcome, particularly:

  • Issue (noun)

    The end of any period of time.

  • Issue (noun)

    The result of a discussion or negotiation, an agreement.

  • Issue (noun)

    The action or an instance of feeling some emotion.

  • Issue (noun)

    The action or an instance of leaving any state or condition.

  • Issue (verb)

    To flow out, to proceed from, to come out or from.

    "The water issued forth from the spring."

    "The rents issuing from the land permitted him to live as a man of independent means."

  • Issue (verb)

    To rush out, to sally forth.

    "The men issued from the town and attacked the besiegers."

  • Issue (verb)

    To extend into, to open onto.

    "The road issues into the highway."

  • Issue (verb)

    To turn out in a certain way, to result in.

  • Issue (verb)

    To come to a point in fact or law on which the parties join issue.

  • Issue (verb)

    To send out; to put into circulation.

    "The Federal Reserve issues US dollars."

  • Issue (verb)

    To deliver for use.

    "The prison issued new uniforms for the inmates."

  • Issue (verb)

    To deliver by authority.

    "The court issued a writ of mandamus."

  • Incident (noun)

    An event or occurrence.

  • Incident (noun)

    A (relatively minor) event that is incidental to, or related to others.

  • Incident (noun)

    An event that causes or may cause an interruption or a crisis, such as a workplace illness or a software error.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Arising as the result of an event, inherent.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Falling on or striking a surface.

    "The incident light illuminated the surface."

  • Incident (adjective)

    Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.

Wiktionary
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  • Issue (noun)

    The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.

  • Issue (noun)

    The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.

  • Issue (noun)

    That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.

  • Issue (noun)

    Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.

  • Issue (noun)

    Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.

  • Issue (noun)

    A discharge of flux, as of blood.

  • Issue (noun)

    An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.

  • Issue (noun)

    The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.

  • Issue (noun)

    A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide; a point of contention; a matter in controversy.

  • Issue (noun)

    In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See General issue, under General, and Feigned issue, under Feigned.

  • Issue (verb)

    To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place.

  • Issue (verb)

    To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.

  • Issue (verb)

    To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.

  • Issue (verb)

    To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.

  • Issue (verb)

    To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.

  • Issue (verb)

    To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.

  • Issue (verb)

    To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.

  • Issue (verb)

    In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.

  • Issue

    To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.

  • Issue

    To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.

  • Issue

    To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.

  • Incident (adjective)

    Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.

  • Incident (noun)

    That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.

  • Incident (noun)

    That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.

  • Incident (noun)

    Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Issue (noun)

    an important question that is in dispute and must be settled;

    "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"

    "politicians never discuss the real issues"

  • Issue (noun)

    one of a series published periodically;

    "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"

  • Issue (noun)

    the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity);

    "a new issue of stamps"

    "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"

  • Issue (noun)

    some situation or event that is thought about;

    "he kept drifting off the topic"

    "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"

    "it is a matter for the police"

  • Issue (noun)

    supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

  • Issue (noun)

    the immediate descendants of a person;

    "she was the mother of many offspring"

    "he died without issue"

  • Issue (noun)

    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"

  • Issue (noun)

    the income arising from land or other property;

    "the average return was about 5%"

  • Issue (noun)

    the becoming visible;

    "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

  • Issue (noun)

    an opening that permits escape or release;

    "he blocked the way out"

    "the canyon had only one issue"

  • Issue (noun)

    the act of issuing printed materials

  • Issue (verb)

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale;

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

  • Issue (verb)

    circulate or distribute or equip with;

    "issue a new uniform to the children"

    "supply blankets for the beds"

  • Issue (verb)

    bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

  • Issue (verb)

    come out of;

    "Water issued from the hole in the wall"

    "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

  • Issue (verb)

    make out and issue;

    "write out a check"

    "cut a ticket"

    "Please make the check out to me"

  • Incident (noun)

    a single distinct event

  • Incident (noun)

    a public disturbance;

    "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

  • Incident (adjective)

    falling or striking on something

  • Incident (adjective)

    (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence;

    "incidental expenses"

    "the road will bring other incidental advantages"

    "extra duties incidental to the job"

    "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"

    "confusion incidental to a quick change"

Princeton's WordNet

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