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occurrence

[uh-kur-uhns, uh-kuhr-]
noun
1.
the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
2.
something that happens; event; incident: We were delayed by several unexpected occurrences.

Origin:
1530–40; occurr(ent) + -ence; compare Medieval Latin occurrentia

occurrent, adjective
preoccurrence, noun
reoccurrence, noun


2. circumstance. See event.
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occurrence (əˈkʌrəns)
 
n
1.  something that occurs; a happening; event
2.  the act or an instance of occurring: a crime of frequent occurrence

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occurrence
1530s, from M.L. occurrentia, from L. occurrere (see occur).
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