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oc·cur·rence

 (ə-kûr′əns)
n.
1. The action, fact, or instance of occurring: The occurrence of snow is rare in these parts.
2. Something that takes place; an event or incident: worrisome occurrences.

oc·cur′rent adj.
Synonyms: occurrence, happening, event, incident, episode
These nouns refer to something that takes place or comes to pass. Occurrence and happening are the most general: an everyday occurrence; a happening of no great importance. Event usually signifies a notable occurrence: world events reported on the evening news. "Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves" (Victoria).
Incident may apply to a minor occurrence: an incident that was blown out of proportion in the press. The term may also refer to a distinct event of sharp identity and significance: an incident that changed scientists' understanding of the phenomenon. An episode is an incident in the course of a progression or within a larger sequence: "Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain" (Thomas Hardy).

occurrence

(əˈkʌrəns)
n
1. something that occurs; a happening; event
2. the act or an instance of occurring: a crime of frequent occurrence.

oc•cur•rence

(əˈkɜr əns, əˈkʌr-)

n.
1. the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
2. something that happens; event; incident: several unexpected occurrences.
[1530–40; probably < Middle French]
oc•cur′rent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occurrence - an event that happensoccurrence - an event that happens    
event - something that happens at a given place and time
accompaniment, concomitant, co-occurrence, attendant - an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
avalanche - a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things; "the program brought an avalanche of mail"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
treat - an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight
miracle - any amazing or wonderful occurrence
marvel, wonder - something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science"
thing - an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
episode - a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
contingence, contingency, eventuality - a possible event or occurrence or result
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
one-off - a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
computer error, error - (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
chance event, fortuity, accident, stroke - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
incident - a single distinct event
discharge - the sudden giving off of energy
case, instance, example - an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
success - an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"
appearance - the event of coming into sight
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
disappearance - ceasing to exist; "he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula"; "what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?"; "the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
finish - designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"
collapse - a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
news event - a newsworthy event
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
convergence - the occurrence of two or more things coming together
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
flare-up, outburst, burst - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
outbreak, irruption, eruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
setback, reversal, reverse, black eye, blow - an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
2.occurrence - an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
allopatry - the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap
sympatry - the occurrence of organisms in overlapping geographical areas, but without interbreeding

occurrence

noun
1. incident, happening, event, fact, matter, affair, proceeding, circumstance, episode, adventure, phenomenon, transaction Traffic jams are now a daily occurrence.
2. existence, instance, appearance, manifestation, materialization the greatest occurrence of heart disease in the over-65s

occurrence

noun
1. The condition or fact of being present:
2. Something that happens:
3. Something significant that happens:
Translations
حادِثَه، حُدوثحُدُوثً
událostvýskyt
forekomsthændelse
juhtum
tapaussattumatapahtuma
slučaj
előfordulásmegtörténés
viîburîur
出来事
발생
dogodek
händelse
เหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้น
chuyện xảy ra

occurrence

[əˈkʌrəns] N
1. (= happening) → suceso m, hecho m
it's an everyday occurrencees cosa de todos los días, es un hecho cotidiano
a common occurrenceun hecho frecuente
that is a common occurrenceeso sucede a menudo
2. (= existence) → existencia f
its occurrence in the south is well knownse sabe que existe en el sur
its occurrence here is unexpectedel hecho de que se dé or de que exista aquí es algo insólito

occurrence

[əˈkʌrəns] n
(= event) → événement m
weeks before the tragic occurrence → des semaines avant l'événement tragique
an everyday occurrence → un événement quotidien
Complaints seemed to be an everyday occurrence → Les plaintes semblent être un événement quotidien.
a daily occurrence → un événement quotidien
[phenomenon, disease] → survenue f
The greatest occurrence of coronary heart disease is in those over 65 → La fréquence la plus haute pour les maladies coronariennes apparaît chez les plus de 65 ans.

occurrence

n
(= event)Ereignis nt, → Begebenheit f
(= presence, taking place)Auftreten nt; (of minerals)Vorkommen nt; further occurrences of this nature must be avoidedweitere Vorkommnisse dieser Art müssen vermieden werden

occurrence

[əˈkʌrns] nevento
an everyday occurrence → un fatto quotidiano
this is a common occurrence → è una cosa che capita spesso

occur

(əˈkəː) past tense, past participle ocˈcurred verb
1. to take place. The accident occurred yesterday morning.
2. (with to) to come into one's mind. An idea occurred to him; It occurred to me to visit my parents.
3. to be found. Oil occurs under the sea.
ocˈcurrence (-ˈka-) , ((American) -ˈkə:-) noun
a strange occurrence.

occurrence, ~occurred and occurring have two rs.

occurrence

حُدُوثً událost forekomst Ereignis περιστατικό incidencia tapaus fait slučaj avvenimento 出来事 발생 voorval tilfelle występowanie ocorrência происшествие händelse เหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้น olay chuyện xảy ra 发生

oc·cur·rence

n. ocurrencia, suceso, acontecimiento;
of frequent ___que sucede con frecuencia.
References in classic literature ?
She felt sure that the significance of the whole occurrence had lain in her own self-consciousness.
During the occurrence of the deadly encounter just related, the roar of the falls was unbroken by any human sound whatever.
It was averred, likewise, that the lattice window, near the Colonel's chair, was open; and that, only a few minutes before the fatal occurrence, the figure of a man had been seen clambering over the garden fence, in the rear of the house.
Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
But it's not the first occurrence of its charming kind that I know to have involved a child.
As, according to her own statement, this surgical operation was a matter of daily occurrence in the cabin, the declaration no whit abated the merriment, till every one had roared and tumbled and danced themselves down to a state of composure.
We listened to all he had to say about what was done and what happened and what was said after the sorrowful occurrence, and a painful story it was.
I assured them it was a most ordinary occurrence, and that I was willing to be repaid later on if they insisted, but it was no use.
Colonel Brandon, who had a general invitation to the house, was with them almost every day; he came to look at Marianne and talk to Elinor, who often derived more satisfaction from conversing with him than from any other daily occurrence, but who saw at the same time with much concern his continued regard for her sister.
I believe she was happy in her way: this routine sufficed for her; and nothing annoyed her so much as the occurrence of any incident which forced her to vary its clockwork regularity.
The commonest occurrence startles her painfully,' I said.
Lecount's visit, therefore, instead of causing him any embarrassment, was the most welcome occurrence he could have wished for.