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Definition 1: an event that happens - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for occurrence in the sense of this definition

(occurrence is a kind of ...) something that happens at a given place and time

(... is a kind of occurrence ) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"the telephone is an annoying interruption" "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

"the roof is in danger of collapse" "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

"excitement grew as the finish neared" "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) ceasing to exist

"he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula" "what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?" "the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the event of passing out of sight

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the event of coming into sight

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

"let's call heads a success and tails a failure" "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

"lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a newsworthy event

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a following on in addition

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

"the outbreak of hostilities"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden intense happening

"an outburst of heavy rain" "a burst of lightning"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event that occurs at a critical time

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the occurrence of two or more things coming together

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a possible event or occurrence or result

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event

"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

(... is a kind of occurrence ) something that causes feelings of wonder

"the wonders of modern science"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) any amazing or wonderful occurrence

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

"the program brought an avalanche of mail"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the sudden giving off of energy

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a single distinct event

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the event of something burning (often destructive)

"they lost everything in the fire"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

"winning the lottery was a happy accident" "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck" "it was due to an accident or fortuity"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of occurrence ) a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated

(... is a kind of occurrence ) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

Definition 2: an instance of something occurring - [noun denoting state]

Samples where occurrence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a disease of frequent occurrence
  • the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets

(occurrence is a kind of ...) the state of being present; current existence

"he tested for the presence of radon"

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap

(... is a kind of occurrence ) the occurrence of organisms in overlapping geographical areas, but without interbreeding

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