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occurrence

[ uh-kur-uhns, uh-kuhr- ]
/ əˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr- /
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noun
the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
something that happens; event; incident: We were delayed by several unexpected occurrences.
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Origin of occurrence

1530–40; <Latin occurrent-, stem of occurrēns (present participle of occurrere “to run up to, run to meet”), from oc- (variant of ob- ; see ob-) + currere “to run” + -ence; compare Medieval Latin occurrentia

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2. See event.

OTHER WORDS FROM occurrence

oc·cur·rent, adjectivepre·oc·cur·rence, nounre·oc·cur·rence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for occurrence

occurrence
/ (əˈkʌrəns) /

noun
something that occurs; a happening; event
the act or an instance of occurringa crime of frequent occurrence
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