sudden+or+unexpected+occurrence

  • 1 Sudden infant death syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 R95 ICD 9 798.0 …

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  • 2 Sudden — Sud den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. [1913 Webster] {All of a sudden}, {On a sudden}, {Of a sudden}, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly. [1913 Webster] How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost! Milton.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sudden — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English sodain, from Anglo French sudain, from Latin subitaneus, from subitus sudden, from past participle of subire to come up, from sub up + ire to go more at sub , issue Date: 14th century 1. a. happening or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 4 Sudden cardiac death — Classification and external resources ICD 10 I46.1 eMedicine article/151907 …

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  • 5 sudden — suddenly, adv. suddenness, n. /sud n/, adj. 1. happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly: a sudden attack. 2. occurring without transition from the previous form, state, etc.; abrupt: a sudden turn. 3. impetuous;… …

    Universalium

  • 6 sudden emergency — An occurrence fraught with danger which is unexpected and occurs so abruptly as to be unnoticed before the peril is presented. Booth v Price, 183 Ark 975, 39 SW2d 717, 76 ALR 957 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 7 All of a sudden — Sudden Sud den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. [1913 Webster] {All of a sudden}, {On a sudden}, {Of a sudden}, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly. [1913 Webster] How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost!… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Of a sudden — Sudden Sud den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. [1913 Webster] {All of a sudden}, {On a sudden}, {Of a sudden}, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly. [1913 Webster] How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost!… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 On a sudden — Sudden Sud den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. [1913 Webster] {All of a sudden}, {On a sudden}, {Of a sudden}, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly. [1913 Webster] How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost!… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 emergency — [ē mʉr′jən sē, imʉr jən sē] n. pl. emergencies [orig. sense, emergence: see EMERGENCE] a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action adj. for use in case of sudden necessity [an emergency brake] SYN …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 emergency — n. 1. Exigency, urgency, necessity, crisis, pinch, pass, push, strait, difficulty, extremity, pressing necessity. 2. Juncture, conjuncture, crisis, pass, turn of events. 3. Unforeseen occasion, sudden or unexpected occurrence …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 thunderbolt — n. 1 a a flash of lightning with a simultaneous crash of thunder. b a stone etc. imagined to be a destructive bolt. 2 a sudden or unexpected occurrence or item of news. 3 a supposed bolt or shaft as a destructive agent, esp. as an attribute of a… …

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  • 13 accident — ac·ci·dent n: an unexpected usu. sudden event that occurs without intent or volition although sometimes through carelessness, unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes and that produces an unfortunate result (as an injury) for which the… …

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  • 14 accident — The word accident is derived from the Latin verb accidere signifying fall upon, befall, happen, chance. In an etymological sense anything that happens may be said to be an accident and in this sense, the word has been defined as befalling a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 accident — The word accident is derived from the Latin verb accidere signifying fall upon, befall, happen, chance. In an etymological sense anything that happens may be said to be an accident and in this sense, the word has been defined as befalling a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 surprise — sur·prise n 1: a condition or situation in which a party to a proceeding is unexpectedly placed without any fault or neglect of his or her own and that entitles the party to relief (as a new trial) 2: an aspect of procedural unconscionability… …

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  • 17 Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …

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  • 18 public exigency — A sudden and unexpected happening, an unforeseen occurrence or condition, a perplexing contingency or complication of circumstances, or a sudden or unexpected occasion for action. Good Roads Machinery Co. v United States (DC Mass) 19 F Supp 652.… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 emergency — A sudden unexpected happening; an unforeseen occurrence or condition; perplexing contingency or complication of circumstances; a sudden or unexpected occasion for action; exigency; pressing necessity. Emergency is an unforeseen combination of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 emergency — A sudden unexpected happening; an unforeseen occurrence or condition; perplexing contingency or complication of circumstances; a sudden or unexpected occasion for action; exigency; pressing necessity. Emergency is an unforeseen combination of… …

    Black's law dictionary