[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 are the mainstream occurrences that masquerade as online teaching across
  the nation.
By now these were common occurrences that no longer attracted the usual crowd
  of rubberneckers.
There had been incidents, occurrences that could not be reconciled with the
  community's preferred view of itself.
Between these occurrences there is a state of apathy.
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