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occurrence

[ uh-kur-uhns, uh-kuhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF occurrence

Synonyms for occurrence

  • accident
  • circumstance
  • episode
  • existence
  • incidence
  • incident
  • instance
  • manifestation
  • situation
  • adventure
  • affair
  • appearance
  • condition
  • contingency
  • emergency
  • event
  • exigency
  • juncture
  • materialization
  • occasion
  • pass
  • piece
  • proceeding
  • routine
  • scene
  • state
  • thing
  • transaction
  • transpiration
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Antonyms for occurrence

  • denial
  • reality
  • refusal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OCCURRENCE

To assist the prediction of the course and occurrence of storms.

Her view of the occurrence was very different from that taken by her father.

The occurrence in the studio, however, was entirely natural.

Reconnaissances (p. 093) and raids were of almost daily occurrence.

When I heard this history, an hour or so after its occurrence, I rather demurred.

When her uncles returned she said nothing of the occurrence.

Accordingly the ephors questioned their informant: "How say you the occurrence is to take place?"

As a result of this occurrence the allies of the Lacedaemonians took fresh heart.

“He was conversing with me of that occurrence,” said Philo Gubb.

If I had not felt so at peace with all the world just then, there would have been an—occurrence then and there.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OCCURRENCE

accident

nounchance event
  • adventure
  • circumstance
  • contingency
  • fate
  • fluke
  • fortuity
  • fortune
  • happening
  • luck
  • occasion
  • occurrence
  • turn

advent

nounbeginning or arrival of something anticipated
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