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

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)
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 & History

1530s, from M.L. occurrentia, from L. occurrere (see occur).
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Example sentences
These actions will definitely prevent a similar occurrence from happening again.
It is a totally unpredictable occurrence in the field, and it matters not.
Because, if there's not a name for this occurrence, there should be.
Some scientists believe that the natural occurrence of these hybrids might be
  explained by climate change.
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