occurring occurring  /ə ˈkɜ rɪŋ/


  1. (v) come to pass
  2. (v) come to one's mind; suggest itself
  3. (v) to be found to exist



  1. The most effective drug to treat the disease, naturally occurring artemisinin, is in devastatingly short supply.
  2. McCarthy's prose has the character of the landscape it describes: Harsh and pure, as if it had been sculpted by wind and sand, like a naturally occurring phenomenon.
  3. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the Earth's soil.


  1. Experts say court's decision on human gene patents is a win-win

    The Supreme Court ruling Thursday that naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented effectively ended the monopoly that Utah-based Myriad Genetics had on breast and ovarian cancer tests.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. Urgent: Malware Attacks Occurring in Conjunction with Recent NSA Headlines

    Urgent: Malware Attacks Occurring in Conjunction with Recent NSA Headlines
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SpaceRef

  3. Supreme Court: Scientists Can't Patent Naturally Occurring DNA

    Scientists can't patent naturally occurring DNA, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a crucial case that will define the legal limits of the emerging biotech industry. However, the court decided that patents can be filed for synthetically created DNA, or cDNA. The Supreme Court's decision is rooted in a long-upheld bedrock of American patent law: naturally occurring phenomena cannot be patented ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. "I'm deeply concerned about the situation in Georgia," Bush said in a statement to reporters while attending the Olympic Games in Beijing. "The attacks are occurring in regions of Georgia far from the zone of conflict in South Ossetia. They...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. "We can't afford the leak that's now occurring. We certainly couldn't afford additional leaks in the future," Udall said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mark Udall Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I want to assure everyone that I had nothing to do with that incident," he said in the statement provided to the Associated Press by his representatives Thursday night. "I left the restaurant prior to it occurring and did not witness what...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Michael Vick Source: Los Angeles Times

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