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Can anyone vouch for the "'Italic text" usage of "event" on this page? If the content is accurate, I think it should be moved to some article on physics, where it can be explained in more depth. Right now, this page is like a disambiguation page, except with no in-depth articles to refer to. -Ryguasu 08:21 Nov 12, 2002 (UTC)

In philosophy the topic of events has been important and controversial, especially in the last forty years or so. See I started to incorporate this into the article but, being a Wikipedia neophyte, gave up (I got confused about what to do with "event(philosophy)." -Jyoshimi Jan 22, 2006.

Event vs Phenomenon[edit]

I defend the usage of event as opposed to phenomenon. The systematic substitution of a four-syllable word for a two-syllable word need not turn into a campaign to rename the Portal:Current events, yet that would be a logical result of the current campaign. --Ancheta Wis 03:36, 11 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As an example of a physics usage, in a Geiger counter or a clock the clicks or ticks are referred to as events, in common English, but not usually as phenomena unless there was something notable about a specific click or tick recorded in the instrument. --Ancheta Wis 03:36, 11 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for you explanation, and sorry that I, as English is not my first language, didn't correctly grasp the exact meaning of those words. And don't worry about a campaign, I wast just going through the pages that link to event in the context of the disambiguation pages with links project. If you think I systematically did incorrect disambiguation, please feel free to correct.
Yet, I wonder how we should incorporate this in the article. I don't think the Common usage section you included on the page, is ideal. How can we add this 'common usage' of event to the disambiguation page, without the article being much like a dictionary? It's hard because event is such a common word, yet so hard to define. As so many pages link to this common usage of event, maybe it would be good to create an event (general) article, so the other articles don't have to link to a disambig page, but then: what can be on that article apart from a dictionary definition? Any ideas on how to do this best? --Stijn Vermeeren 11:07, 11 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cultural events missing[edit]

Needs an entry for cultural events, such as concerts, art performances, theater play, etc. Agnerf (talk) 19:38, 24 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I find it strange that no accident is found in the list, since it is defined as an undesired event. (talk) 22:23, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


An event is a specific occurrence or happening that takes place at a particular time and location. Events can vary widely in nature, including social gatherings, conferences, concerts, sports competitions, festivals, or any organized occasion. They are often planned and coordinated to bring people together for a shared purpose, such as entertainment, education, networking, or celebration. Events can be of different scales, from small local gatherings to large international conventions. They serve as opportunities for people to interact, exchange ideas, learn new things, or simply enjoy themselves. Events play a significant role in various fields, like business, entertainment, culture, and community engagement. They are usually scheduled on specific dates and times, and participants are invited or allowed to attend based on various criteria, such as registration, ticket purchase, or invitation. Pravinmishra000 (talk) 17:45, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Types of Events[edit]

There are various types of events, each serving different purposes and catering to diverse audiences. Here are some common event types:

Social Events: These include parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, and other gatherings where people come together to celebrate special occasions.

Business Events: These events are organized for professional purposes, such as conferences, seminars, workshops, trade shows, product launches, and business networking events.

Entertainment Events: This category covers concerts, music festivals, theater performances, movie premieres, art exhibitions, and other events aimed at providing entertainment and cultural experiences.

Educational Events: These events focus on learning and knowledge-sharing, like educational workshops, training sessions, academic conferences, and guest lectures.

Sporting Events: Sporting events encompass competitions like football matches, basketball games, marathons, and other athletic contests that attract sports enthusiasts and athletes.

Community Events: These events are organized to bring communities together, including fairs, parades, charity fundraisers, and local cultural festivals.

Religious Events: Religious gatherings, ceremonies, festivals, and worship services are classified under this category.

Virtual Events: With advancements in technology, virtual events have become popular, allowing people to participate online from anywhere in the world. These include virtual conferences, webinars, and online workshops.

Fundraising Events: These events are organized to raise funds for a particular cause or charity through activities like galas, auctions, or charity runs.

Corporate Events: Corporate gatherings can include team-building events, employee appreciation days, and company celebrations.

These are just some examples, and events can be customized to fit specific themes or objectives depending on the organizer's goals and the interests of the attendees. Pravinmishra000 (talk) 17:54, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]