ACCIDENT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. 1. an unpredictable happening- often results in fatalities or physical damage to persons and/or property. 2. a befalling. ACCIDENT: "Fortunately, there were no fatalities stemming from the car accident." Related Psychology Terms TERRORISM VIOLENCE GRACEFUL DEGRADATION ACCIDENT BEHAVIOR SCHADENFREUDE ABULIA (ABOULIA) NATURALISTIC FALLACY 1 TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY ACCOMMODATIVE INSUFFICIENCY VANDALISM Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ACCIDENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/accident/ (accessed December 16, 2018).