- n an event that happens
- n an instance of something occurring
a disease of frequent occurrence
the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets
- While the world has been fixed on the crisis in Israel and Lebanon these past few weeks, Iraq has reached the brink of a "very grave occurrence," an all-out civil war between .
- Rather, it was that the occurrence seemed so impossible: We think of our highways and other infrastructure as being so well built and so rigorously inspected and maintained as .
- In the meantime, floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides and other natural disasters are expected to become more frequent, along with the occurrence of diseases such as typhoid .
- Gregory Smith in USA Today
It's uncertain again what is happening in Iran that's leading to that occurrence,Smith said.
- Tony Hayward in AFP
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.
- Floyd Landis in Wall Street Journal
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.