- the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
- something that happens; event; incident: We were delayed by several unexpected occurrences.
Origin of occurrence
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Examples from the Web for occurrences
Refinery management had normalized the occurrences of hazardous conditions.Oil Tankers Leaking into Seattle’s Water
October 13, 2014
That evening I took my usual walk in Washington Park, pondering over the occurrences of the day.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Too often schools rely on victims to come forward, which is why occurrences are so under-reported.Breaking the Silence Over Campus Rapes
January 23, 2014
But Carrillo says that since Lopez cleansed the former nightclub the occurrences have stopped.True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
From landing dream jobs to unfortunate demises, The Daily Beast lists much more likely occurrences.15 Things More Likely to Happen than Winning Mega Millions
March 30, 2012
Occurrences such as this, were afterwards of too frequent recurrence.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
The occurrences of the day bear all of them the stamp of facetiousness.The Comic Latin Grammar
This was shown by the two occurrences reported on June 23, 1917.
Nor were these the only occurrences of which the glen was that night the witness.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
But this was after Christmas, and in the meantime other occurrences had taken place.Is He Popenjoy?
- something that occurs; a happening; event
- the act or an instance of occurringa crime of frequent occurrence
Word Origin and History for occurrences
1530s, from Middle French occurrence "unexpected happening" or directly from Medieval Latin occurrentia, from Latin occurentem (nominative occurens), present participle of occurrere (see occur).