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Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

An unplanned, unanticipated event leading to damage, injury, or death, commonly classified according to the site of occurrence (traffic, workplace, domestic, recreational). For such events...

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accident

Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin.

in A Dictionary of Law

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 8 words.

n.See fatal accidents; mistake; road traffic accidents.

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accident

Jack Macintosh.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 196 words.

The term ‘accident’ in philosophy has two main uses, both stemming from Aristotle. In the first an accident is

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Accidents

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra.

in Leibniz’s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles

August 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 7367 words.

This chapter is a discussion of the thesis, maintained most prominently by Kenneth Clatterbaugh, but not only by him, that Leibniz admitted perfectly similar accidents and that he took the...

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accident

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 32 words.

An identifiable and specific event that was not anticipated and was unexpected. Generally, the fact that something was an accident

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Accident

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 121 words.

In logic, an accident is some quality or property that an object possesses but that is not essential to it,

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accident

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 29 words.

n. a traumatic incident involving any part of the body. Accident and emergency (A and E) medicine is

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accident

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 104 words.

an accident waiting to happen

1 a potentially disastrous situation, usually caused by negligent or faulty procedures.

2 a person

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‘accident’

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 75 words.

Ancient term for a variable property of words belonging to a specific part of speech. Accidents included categories of

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‘accident’

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 75 words.

Ancient term for a variable property of words belonging to a specific *part of speech. Accidents included categories

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accident

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 68 words.

In Aristotelian metaphysics an accident is a property of a thing which is no part of the *essence of

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accident

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 68 words.

In Aristotelian metaphysics an accident is a property of a thing which is no part of the *essence of

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accident

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An accident waiting to happen a potentially disastrous situation, especially one brought about by negligent or faulty procedures; a person certain to cause trouble.

accidents will...

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accident

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. a traumatic incident involving any part of the body. Accident and emergency (A and E) medicine is a specialized area of patient care dealing with acute illness.

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accident

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 63 words.

an accident waiting to happen a potentially disastrous situation, especially one brought about by negligent or faulty procedures; a person certain to cause trouble....

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accident

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 171 words.

[LME]

An accident was originally ‘an event, something that happens’, not necessarily a mishap. It came into English via Old

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accident

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Philosophy.

In Aristotelian metaphysics an accident is a property of a thing which is no part of the essence of the thing: something it could lose or have added without ceasing to be the same thing or...

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fatal accident

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 7 words.

An *accident that causes death.

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fatal accident

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 7 words.

An *accident that causes death.

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accident profile

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 53 words.

A description of an accident that includes relevant preceding and succeeding events as well as details of the accident itself.

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accident profile

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 53 words.

A description of an accident that includes relevant preceding and succeeding events as well as details of the accident itself.

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