Definition of occurrence
- a startling occurrence
- Lightning is a natural occurrence.
- the repeated occurrence of petty theft in the locker room
Getting headaches has become a common occurrence for her.
the recent occurrences of the disease
Lightning is a natural occurrence.
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: something that happens
: the fact of happening or occurring
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