non·​oc·​cur·​rence ˌnän-ə-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce nonoccurrence (audio)
plural nonoccurrences
: an absence or lack of occurrence
the nonoccurrence of an event

Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonoccurrence was in 1751

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Cite this Entry

“Nonoccurrence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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