- occam's razor,
- occam, william of,
- occasional licence,
- occasional table,
Origin of occasional
Examples from the Web for occasional
Contrary to what you may assume about me, I actually enjoy the occasional trip to the mall.
Occasional, more traditional efforts have met with success—the Big Apple Circus and lingering smaller acts.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, again, I now confess, I had an occasional Bourbon and stoogie on the cuff.
Manning's antics have earned him inches in print and occasional spots on television.
OK, she over-sings at times, and an occasional touch of shrillness enters her voice.
An occasional pacifying answer from my two neighbours failed of its effect.The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe|B. Granville Baker
Hayne's work is even less important, for he did not, like Timrod and Lanier, touch an occasional height of inspired utterance.American Men of Mind|Burton E. Stevenson
It kept on raining very hard, and there were occasional lightning flashes and crashes of thunder.Baartock|Lewis Roth
The Meads would be quite a good old place in which to spend an occasional furlough.Etheldreda the Ready|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But occasional acts of drunkenness, if the seaman in other respects performs his duty, will not deprive him of his wages.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
late 14c., "occurring now and then," from occasion (n.) + -al (1). Meaning "casual" is 1560s. Meaning "happening on or pertaining to a particular occasion" is from 1630s. Of furniture, etc., from 1749.