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From Middle French occurrence, from Medieval Latin occurrentia.

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occurrence (plural occurrences)

  1. An actual instance when a situation occurs; an event or happening.
    • 2013 June 29, “Unspontaneous combustion”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 29:
      Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.

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  • This word is often misspelled occurence, occurrance or occurance.

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occurrence f (plural occurrences)

  1. occurrence

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