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Pronunciation:  u'kuruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an event that happens
  2. [n]  an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"

OCCURRENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: happening, natural event
 See Also: accident, accompaniment, alteration, appearance, avalanche, beginning, blow, bonanza, boom, break, burst, case, chance event, change, collapse, computer error, conclusion, concomitant, contact, contingency, convergence, co-occurrence, crash, destiny, disappearance, discharge, ending, episode, error, eruption, event, eventuality, example, experience, failure, fate, finish, fire, flare-up, flash, fortuity, impinging, incident, instance, interruption, juncture, manna from heaven, marvel, miracle, modification, motion, movement, news event, occasion, outbreak, outburst, periodic event, presence, recurrent event, reversal, reverse, setback, sound, striking, success, thing, trouble, union, wonder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oc*cur"rence\, n. [Cf. F. occurrence. See {Occur}.]
1. A coming or happening; as, the occurence of a railway

         Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence
         and expectation of something new.     --I. Watts.

2. Any incident or event; 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.     --Shak.

Syn: See {Event}.

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