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event

1. <software> An occurrence or happening of significance to a task or program, such as the completion of an asynchronous input/output operation. A task may wait for an event or any of a set of events or it may (request to) receive asynchronous notification (a signal or interrupt) that the event has occurred.

See also event-driven.

2. <data> A transaction or other activity that affects the records in a file.

(2000-02-09)


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