AskDefine | Define occurrence

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1 an event that happens [syn: happening, natural event]
2 an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"

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  • /əˈkɚəns/


  1. Actual instance where a situation arises
  • Note: This word is often misspelled occurence, occurrance or occurance.

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actual instance where a situation arises
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 事件 (shìjiàn)
  • Czech: výskyt
  • Dutch: voorval
  • Finnish: sattuma, tapahtuma, tapaus
  • French: événement
  • German: Vorfall
  • Hungarian: megtörténés, előfordulás
  • Italian: occorrenza
  • Japanese: 出来事 (できごと, dekigoto)
  • Korean: 사건 (sageon)
  • Portuguese: ocorrência
  • Russian: происшествие (proisšéstvije)
  • Spanish: acontecimiento
  • Swedish: händelse

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