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occurrence

[uh-kur-uh ns, uh-kuhr-] /əˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-/
noun
1.
the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
2.
something that happens; event; incident:
We were delayed by several unexpected occurrences.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; occurr(ent) + -ence; compare Medieval Latin occurrentia
Related forms
occurrent, adjective
preoccurrence, noun
reoccurrence, noun
Synonyms
2. circumstance. See event.
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British Dictionary definitions for occur rent

occurrence

/əˈkʌrəns/
noun
1.
something that occurs; a happening; event
2.
the act or an instance of occurring: a crime of frequent occurrence
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Word Origin and History for occur rent

occurrence

n.

1530s, from Middle French occurrence "unexpected happening" or directly from Medieval Latin occurrentia, from Latin occurentem (nominative occurens), present participle of occurrere (see occur).

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