Definition of occurrence
1 : something that occurs <a startling occurrence> <Lightning is a natural occurrence.>
2 : the action or fact of happening or occurring —often used with of <the repeated occurrence of petty theft in the locker room>
Examples of occurrence in a sentence
Getting headaches has become a common occurrence for her.
the recent occurrences of the disease
Lightning is a natural occurrence.
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Synonym Discussion of occurrence
OCCURRENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of occurrence for English Language Learners
: something that happens
: the fact of happening or occurring
OCCURRENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of occurrence for Students
1 : something that happens <Lightning is a natural occurrence.>
2 : the action or process of happening <There's been a lower occurrence of the disease.>
Legal Definition of occurrence
: something that takes place; especially : an accident, event, or continuing condition that causes personal or property damage that is unintended or unexpected from the standpoint of an insured party making a claim
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