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English definition of “occurrence”

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.Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters

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.General words for size and amount
(Definition of occurrence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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