occurrence occurrence  /ə ˈkɜ rəns/


  1. (n) an event that happens
  2. (n) an instance of something occurring



  1. The vent was designed to equalize pressure in any similar occurrence.
  2. Thank goodness there's a low probability of occurrence.
  3. The captures aren't a one-off occurrence.


  1. Toledo woman leaves 5-month-old baby in car while shopping

    After an all too frequent occurrence, Oregon police took to Facebook Thursday to warn people of the dangers of leaving kids inside parked cars.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC 24 Toledo

  2. Stage shows: 'Illusion Fusion' offers a magical blend of talents

    It was a common occurrence in their Bay Area household. Mom would be busy, and her son would walk in, stand right in front of her and say, 'Mom, watch this!'
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. EU transport ministers ‘water down’ EC occurrence reporting proposals

    The European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) have accused Europe’s transport ministers of watering down European Commission (EC) proposals to update the 2003 directive on occurrence reporting in civil aviation. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Air Transport World


  1. "It's uncertain again what is happening in Iran that's leading to that occurrence," Smith said.
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Gregory Smith Source: USA Today

  2. Hayward described what had happened as "perhaps a hundred thousand to one in a million occurrence" and gave an "absolute commitment" to return the Gulf coastline to how it was before the disaster.
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: AFP

  3. "We will explain to the world why this is not a doping case but a natural occurrence," Mr. Landis said in his first public appearance the charges were made.
    on Jul 28, 2006 By: Floyd Landis Source: Wall Street Journal

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