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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·ci·dent /ˈæksədənt, ˌdɛnt; ˈæksdənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ac·ci·dent /ˈæksədənt, səˌdɛnt; ˈæksdənt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·ci·dent n.
 1. Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.
    Of moving accidents by flood and field.   --Shak.
 Thou cam'st not to thy place by accident:
 It is the very place God meant for thee.   --Trench.
 2. Gram. A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
 3. Her. A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
 4. Log. (a) A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute. (b) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
 5. Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
    This accident, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea.   --J. P. Mahaffy.
 6. Unusual appearance or effect. [Obs.]
 Note:Accident, in Law, is equivalent to casus, or such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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