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Webster 1913 Edition


Occurrence

Oc-cur′rence

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
occurrence
. See
Occur
.]
1.
A coming or happening;
as, the
occurrence
of a railway collision
.
Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual
occurrence
and expectation of something new.
I. Watts.
2.
Any event or incident; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected;
as, an unusual
occurrence
, or the ordinary
occurrences
of life
.
All the
occurrence
of my fortune.
Shakespeare
Syn. – See
Event
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Occurrence

OCCUR'RENCE

,
Noun.
1.
Literally, a coming or happening; hence, any incident or accidental event; that which happens without being designed or expected; any single event. We speak of an unusual occurrence, or of the ordinary occurrences of life.
2.
Occasional presentation.
Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence and expectation of something new.

Definition 2022


occurrence

occurrence

English

Noun

occurrence (plural occurrences)

  1. Actual instance when a situation arises.
    • 2013 June 29, Unspontaneous combustion”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 29:
      Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.

Usage notes

  • This word is often misspelled occurence, occurrance or occurance.

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French

Noun

occurrence f (plural occurrences)

  1. occurrence