English noun: occurrence
|1.||occurrence (event) an event that happens|
|Synonyms||happening, natural event, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accident, accompaniment, alteration, appearance, attendant, avalanche, beginning, black eye, blow, bonanza, boom, break, bunce, burst, case, chance event, change, co-occurrence, collapse, collapse, computer error, conclusion, concomitant, contact, contingence, contingency, convergence, crash, destiny, disappearance, disappearance, discharge, ending, episode, error, eruption, eventuality, example, experience, failure, fate, finish, finish, fire, flare-up, flash, fortuity, godsend, gold rush, gravy, impinging, incident, instance, interruption, irruption, juncture, manna from heaven, marvel, miracle, modification, motion, movement, news event, occasion, one-off, outbreak, outburst, periodic event, recurrent event, reversal, reverse, setback, sound, striking, stroke, success, supervention, thing, treat, trouble, union, windfall, wonder|
|2.||occurrence (state) an instance of something occurring|
|Samples||A disease of frequent occurrence.|
The occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets.
|Narrower (hyponym)||allopatry, sympatry|