• (noun): Something that takes place. See Synonyms at occurrence.
  • (noun): An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.

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  • (noun): an event that happens

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A happening is a performance, event, or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. The term was first used by Allan Kaprow during the 1950s to describe a range of art-related event or multiple events.

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  • And I couldn't even use the Gift I'd been born with, the telepathy that would have let me know who to trust, how to protect myself, maybe even let me understand why the things that always seemed to be happening to me kept happening_ '

  • An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening _or not happening_ of some event.

  • To go as long as I have without something like this happening is a miracle.

  • Lizzy on Jul 3, 2008 one amendment to my post. i take back saying that the whole of what's "happening" is a joke. there is a strong, clear message behind it.

  • All I see happening is people trying to score political points.

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