A kind of program, such as a graphical user interface, with a main loop which just waits for events to occur. Each event has an associated handler which is passed the details of the event, e.g. mouse button 3 pressed at position (355, 990).
For example, X window system and most Visual Basic application programs are event-driven.
See also callback.
[ee-vuh n-tem-perd] /ˈi vənˈtɛm pərd/ adjective 1. not easily ruffled, annoyed, or disturbed; calm. adjective 1. not easily angered or excited; calm
[ih-vent-fuh l] /ɪˈvɛnt fəl/ adjective 1. full of or incidents, especially of a striking character: an exciting account of an eventful life. 2. having important issues or results; momentous. /ɪˈvɛntfʊl/ adjective 1. full of events or incidents: an eventful day c.1600, from event + -ful. In Shakespeare, once, and no record of it between then […]
- Even the score
verb phrase get even (1940s+)
noun, Astronomy. 1. the boundary around a black hole on and within which no matter or radiation can escape. noun 1. (astronomy) the surface around a black hole enclosing the space from which electromagnetic radiation cannot escape due to gravitational attraction. For a non-rotating black hole, the radius is proportional to the mass of the […]