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occurrence

noun uk   /əˈkʌr.əns/ us    /-ˈkɝː-/

occurrence noun (HAPPENING)

C1 [C] something that happens: Street-fights are an everyday occurrence in this area of the city.
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occurrence noun (EXISTING)

C1 [U] the fact of something existing, or how much of it exists: The study compares the occurrence of heart disease in various countries.
Translations of “occurrence”
in Korean 발생하는 일…
in Arabic ظُهور…
in Portuguese acontecimento…
in Catalan esdeveniment…
in Japanese 出来事…
in Italian avvenimento, il verificarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生, 發生的事, 事件…
in Russian происшествие, случай…
in Turkish olay, vaka, hadise…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生, 发生的事, 事件…
in Polish wydarzenie, zdarzenie…
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