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oc·ca·sion·al

 (ə-kā′zhə-nəl)
adj.
1. Occurring, encountered, done, or taken from time to time; irregular or infrequent. See Synonyms at periodic.
2. Created for a special occasion: occasional verse.
3. Intended for use as the occasion requires: an occasional chair.
4. Being a factor that makes something possible; being a cause of something.
5. Acting in a specified capacity from time to time: an occasional hunter.

occasional

(əˈkeɪʒənəl)
adj
1. taking place from time to time; not frequent or regular
2. of, for, or happening on special occasions
3. serving as an occasion (for something)

oc•ca•sion•al

(əˈkeɪ ʒə nl)

adj.
1. occurring or appearing at irregular or infrequent intervals: an occasional headache.
2. intended for supplementary use when needed: an occasional chair.
3. pertaining to, arising out of, or intended for the occasion: occasional verses.
4. acting or serving for the occasion or only on particular occasions.
5. serving as the occasion or incidental cause.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.occasional - occurring from time to time; "took an occasional glass of wine"
infrequent - not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper"
2.occasional - occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals; "episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches"
unpredictable - not capable of being foretold
3.occasional - occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
4.occasional - recurring or reappearing from time to time; "periodic feelings of anxiety"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

occasional

occasional

adjective
1. Happening or appearing now and then:
2. Rarely occurring or appearing:
Translations
من حين إلى آخَرمِن وَقْتٍ لِآخَرِ
příležitostný
lejlighedsvis
gelegentlichokkasionell
satunnainen
povremen
sem gerist endrum og eins
時折の
가끔의
priložnostenslučajen
tillfällig
ซึ่งเป็นครั้งคราว
ara sıraarasıra olan
thỉnh thoảng

occasional

[əˈkeɪʒənl]
A. ADJ
1. (= infrequent) [lapse, meeting] → esporádico; [rain, showers] → ocasional, aislado
she made occasional visits to Englandhacía alguna que otra visita a Inglaterrahacía visitas esporádicas a Inglaterra
I like the or an occasional cigaretteme gusta fumar un cigarrillo de vez en cuando
I have the or an occasional drinktomo una copa de vez en cuando
they had passed the occasional car on the roadde vez en cuando pasaban algún coche en la carretera
he smokes only the or a very occasional cigarsólo muy de vez en cuando or muy de tarde en tarde se fuma un puro
2. (frm) (= created for special event) [poem, music] → compuesto especialmente para la ocasión
it was written as an occasional piece for the Coronationse escribió la pieza especialmente con ocasión de la coronación
B. CPD occasional table Nmesa f auxiliar
occasional worker N (US) → jornalero/a m/f, temporero/a m/f

occasional

[əˈkeɪʒənəl] adj
[visit, meeting, appearance] → occasionnel(le); [pain, headache, bout] → occasionnel(le); [lapse] → occasionnel(le)
the occasional ...
I like the occasional drink → J'aime bien boire un verre à l'occasion.
[series] → exceptionnel(le)
(= one or two)
architects, planners, and the occasional sociologist → des architectes, des urbanistes et quelques sociologues
Apart from the occasional article, he hadn't published anything → Mis à part un article de temps en temps, il n'avait rien publié.

occasional

adj
visit, visitor, meeting, outburst, lapsegelegentlich; he likes an or the occasional cigarer raucht hin und wieder ganz gerne or gelegentlich ganz gern eine Zigarre; she made occasional visits to Englandsie fuhr ab und zu nach England
(= designed for special event)Gelegenheits-; occasional poemGelegenheitsgedicht nt

occasional

[əˈkeɪʒənl] adj (gen) → occasionale; (showers) → sporadico/a
I like the occasional cigarette → ogni tanto mi piace fumare una sigaretta

occasion

(əˈkeiʒən) noun
1. a particular time. I've heard him speak on several occasions.
2. a special event. The wedding was a great occasion.
ocˈcasional adjective
happening, done etc now and then. I take an occasional trip to London.
ocˈcasionally adverb
now and then. I occasionally go to the theatre.

occasional

مِن وَقْتٍ لِآخَرِ příležitostný lejlighedsvis gelegentlich περιστασιακός esporádico satunnainen occasionnel povremen occasionale 時折の 가끔의 incidenteel sporadisk okazyjny de vez em quando случайный tillfällig ซึ่งเป็นครั้งคราว ara sıra thỉnh thoảng 偶尔的

occasional

a. infrecuente, casual, accidental;
adv. a veces; de vez en cuando, ocasionalmente.
References in classic literature ?
There was a good deal of rustling and whispering behind the curtain, a trifle of lamp smoke, and an occasional giggle from Amy, who was apt to get hysterical in the excitement of the moment.
Turns were taken in directing the efforts of the diggers, and an occasional inspection was made of the shafts.
It was a soft grey day outside, with heavy clouds working across the sky, and occasional squalls of snow.
Pontellier sitting idle, exchanging occasional words, glances or smiles which indicated a certain advanced stage of intimacy and camaraderie.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom failed to turn down Pyncheon Street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities, --the great elm-tree and the weather-beaten edifice.
The only surgeon was one who combined the occasional exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor.
A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity.
We had left Miles indoors, on the red cushion of a deep window seat; he had wished to finish a book, and I had been glad to encourage a purpose so laudable in a young man whose only defect was an occasional excess of the restless.
From hand to hand, the buckets went in the deepest silence, only broken by the occasional flap of a sail, and the steady hum of the unceasingly advancing keel.
Preserving an interval of some few yards between itself and the ship, the Jeroboam's boat by the occasional use of its oars contrived to keep parallel to the Pequod, as she heavily forged through the sea (for by this time it blew very fresh), with her main-topsail aback; though, indeed, at times by the sudden onset of a large rolling wave, the boat would be pushed some way ahead; but would be soon skilfully brought to her proper bearings again.
For my part, I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world into which I make occasional and transient forays only, and my patriotism and allegiance to the state into whose territories I seem to retreat are those of a moss-trooper.