Occurrence Oc*cur"rence, n. [Cf. F. occurrence. See {Occur}.] 1. A coming or happening; as, the occurence of a railway collision. [1913 Webster]

Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence and expectation of something new. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. Any event or incident; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected; as, an unusual occurrence, or the ordinary occurrences of life. [1913 Webster]

All the occurrence of my fortune. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Event}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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