occurrence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"occurrence" in British English

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occurrencenoun

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 ​studycompares the occurrence of ​heartdisease in ​variouscountries.
(Definition of occurrence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occurrence" in American English

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occurrencenoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈkɜr·əns/

occurrence noun [C/U] (HAPPENING)

an ​event, esp. one that ​happens unexpectedly: [C] Break-ins are an ​everyday occurrence in this ​neighborhood.

occurrence noun [C/U] (EXISTENCE)

the ​existence or ​presence of something: The ​tests can ​detect the occurrence of ​certaincancers.
(Definition of occurrence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “occurrence”
in Arabic ظُهور…
in Korean 발생하는 일…
in Portuguese acontecimento…
in Catalan esdeveniment…
in Japanese 出来事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生, 发生的事, 事件…
in Turkish olay, vaka, hadise…
in Russian происшествие, случай…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生, 發生的事, 事件…
in Italian avvenimento, il verificarsi…
in Polish wydarzenie, zdarzenie…
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