Definitions for occurrenceəˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•cur•renceəˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-(n.)

  1. the action, fact, or instance of occurring.

  2. something that happens; event; incident:

    several unexpected occurrences.

Origin of occurrence:

1530–40; prob. < MF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event(noun)

    an event that happens

  2. occurrence(noun)

    an instance of something occurring

    "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. occurrence(noun)əˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-

    sth that happens

    a common/rare occurrence; several new occurrences of the disease

  2. occurrenceəˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-

    the fact that sth happens

    the frequent occurrence of earthquakes in the area


  1. occurrence(Noun)

    Actual instance where a situation arises


  1. Occurrence

    Occurrence is a Catholic liturgical term that covers the process when two liturgical offices coincide on the same day.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occurrence' in Nouns Frequency: #2466

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a strange occurrence.

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