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English noun: occurrence

1. occurrence (event) an event that happens


Synonymshappening, natural event, occurrent


Broader (hypernym)event


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


SamplesA disease of frequent occurrence.
The occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets.


Broader (hypernym)presence


Narrower (hyponym)allopatry, sympatry









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