/ əˈkʌrəns; NAmE əˈkɜːr-/ noun
[ C ] something that happens or exists :
a common / everyday / frequent / regular occurrence
Vandalism used to be a rare occurrence here.
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[ U ] occurrence (of sth) the fact of sth happening or existing :
a link between the occurrence of skin cancer and the use of computer monitors
mid 16th cent.: probably from the plural of archaic occurrent , in the same sense, via French from Latin occurrent- befalling, from the verb occurrere go to meet, present itself, from ob- against + currere to run.