Meaning of OCCURRENCE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈkər-ən(t)s, -ˈkə-rən(t)s ]


Date: 1539

1. : something that occurs

a startling occurrence

2. : the action or instance of occurring

the repeated occurrence of petty theft in the locker room


occurrence , event , incident , episode , circumstance mean something that happens or takes place. occurrence may apply to a happening without intent, volition, or plan

an encounter that was a chance occurrence

event usually implies an occurrence of some importance and frequently one having antecedent cause

the events following the assassination

incident suggests an occurrence of brief duration or secondary importance

a minor wartime incident

episode stresses the distinctiveness or apartness of an incident

a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work

circumstance implies a specific detail attending an action or event as part of its setting or background

couldn't recall the exact circumstances

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.