occurrent

adjective
oc·cur·rent | \ə-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt\

Definition of occurrent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : occurring at a particular time or place : current

occurrent

noun

Definition of occurrent (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that occurs as distinguished from something that continues to exist

Examples of occurrent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Such is the fear in the eyes of many an Arsenal fans these days, the loss of a player with talent not yet harnessed by Wenger is now becoming a more occurrent theme as the seasons pass on the Holloway Road. SI.com, "FanView: Oxlade-Chamberlain Resurgence Under Klopp Should Be Final Nail in Arsene Wenger's Coffin," 18 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'occurrent.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of occurrent

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for occurrent

Adjective

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin occurrent-, occurrens, present participle of occurrere

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about occurrent

Dictionary Entries near occurrent

occupy

occur

occurrence

occurrent

occur to

OCD

ocean

Statistics for occurrent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for occurrent

The first known use of occurrent was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on occurrent

See words that rhyme with occurrent

Comments on occurrent

What made you want to look up occurrent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!