from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The action, fact, or instance of occurring.
  • noun Something that takes place; an event or incident.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of occurring; occasional presentation.
  • noun An incident or accidental event; that which happens without being designed or expected; an event; a happening: as, an unusual occurrence; such occurrences are not uncommon.
  • noun Happenings collectively; course of events.
  • noun Eccles., the coincidence of two or more festivals on the same day. See occur, v. i., 5, and concurrence, n., 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A coming or happening.
  • noun Any event or incident; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Actual instance where a situation arises

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an event that happens
  • noun an instance of something occurring


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