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occasionnoun

 us   /əˈkeɪ·ʒən/

occasion noun (PARTICULAR TIME)

[C] a particular time when something happens: Sarah loves dressing up for special occasions. She has lied on several occasions. This meeting provides an occasion (= a suitable time) to discuss the issues facing our school.

occasion noun (REASON)

[U] a reason or cause: I’ve never had occasion to worry about my children’s school work.
(Definition of occasion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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