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You are viewing the etymology of event meaning: (Noun Verb) (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 [...](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 [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of event.
English word event comes from Latin eventus (occurrence, something that is taking place, happening), which itself comes from e- (variant of ex-, meaning out of) and venio (come).

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Event detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
e Latin (lat) out of, from; a variant of ex-
venio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I come. (intransitive) I approach.
evenio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I happen, occur. (intransitive) I come forth.. (intransitive, by extension, followed by the dative) I am allotted to (someone).. (intransitive, followed by the dative) I happen to, befall (someone).
eventus Latin (lat) Event, occurrence, reality. Outcome, consequence, result.
event Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
event English (eng) (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.. (medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.. (obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.. (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one [...]

Words with the same origin as event

Descendants of venio
adventure adventurous avenue convenience convenient convent convention conventional coven covenant inconvenient intervention invent invention inventor prevent souvenir venture