Event Instance

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An Event Instance is a phenomena state with entities, a start time.



  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=event
    • S: (n) event (something that happens at a given place and time)
    • S: (n) event, case (a special set of circumstances) "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
    • S: (n) event (a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory)
    • S: (n) consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot (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"
  • http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/event
    • 1. An occurrence of social or personal importance.
    • 2. (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate
    • 3. (computing) A possible action that the user can perform and 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.
  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_(philosophy)
    • In philosophy, events are objects in time or instantiations of properties in objects. However, a definite definition has not been reached, as multiple theories exist concerning events.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_(probability_theory)
    • In probability theory, an event is a set of outcomes (a subset of the sample space) to which a probability is assigned. Typically, when the sample space is finite, any subset of the sample space is an event (i.e. all elements of the power set of the sample space are defined as events). However, this approach does not work well in cases where the sample space is infinite, most notably when the outcome is a real number. So, when defining a probability space it is possible, and often necessary, to exclude certain subsets of the sample space from being events