Term:accident

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OVERVIEW OF NOUN ACCIDENT

1) accident: a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
2) accident, fortuity, chance event: anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

noun accident has 2 sense(s) (first 2 from tagged texts)


accident (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Accident (disambiguation).
"Misadventure" redirects here. For other uses, see Misadventure (disambiguation).
A railing accident at a college football game, spilling fans onto the sidelines

An accident is an incidental and unplanned event that could have been prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. Most scientists who study unintentional injury avoid using the term "accident" and focus on factors that increase risk of severe injury and that reduce injury incidence and severity (Robertson, 2015).

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