occasion


occasion

noun

Definition of OCCASION

1
a particular point at which an event takes place <on that occasion, I didn't actually meet your father>
Synonyms moment, time
2
a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place <the substitute violinist rose to the occasion and performed the piece beautifully>
Related Words play, way; juncture, pass
3
someone or something responsible for a result <the missing money proved to be the occasion of much strife between the two brothers>
Near Antonyms ramification; denouement (also dénouement), repercussion; conclusion, end; by-product, side effect (also side reaction)

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